Council opposes the Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights
Maua, Wednesday, March 1, 2023
By Kamanja Maeria & Sharon Gakii
The Njuri Ncheke Council of Elders in Meru County have opposed the Supreme Court ruling on February 24 that favoured the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) groups in their quest to be allowed to register as a non-governmental organisation in the country.
The council has termed the move as immoral and demeaning to societal ethos.
The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that all community members have a right to associate and denial to register them contravenes the Kenyan laws which gives every citizen rights to association.
Speaking at Laare market today, the chairman of the Njuri Ncheke Council of Elders Linus Kathera condemned the ruling saying it was not only evil but against natural law and justice.
“We as the Council of Elders of Meru community regret what the Supreme Court has ruled as rights to association among LGBTQ individuals for it is against our culture which we are all expected to preserve,” said Kathera.
Kathera noted that the contradictory ruling would erode society morals and ethos among the young stars saying it would be hard for parents to tame them.
Kathera called upon the religious leaders to maintain their stand and reject the Supreme Court ruling.
“Both Christians and Muslims should also stand firm against the detestable ruling that is against Christian values and biblical teachings,” he added.
The Council maintained that it is the high time for the country as whole to turn away from some Western behaviours diminishing our African culture adding that men marrying other men or women marrying their fellow women have no place in the African setting.
They expressed their dissatisfaction with the Judiciary claiming that as custodian of law, they were supposed to preserve and protect our culture and customs too which instil good morals and values from erosion.
The Council lamented that the filthy action may as well attract God’s wrath who only blessed a union between man and woman not man and another man or woman and another woman.