“Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto said there is “no room” for homosexuality in Kenyan society in remarks at a church service on Sunday — the day U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the country for talks.
“The Republic of Kenya is a republic that worships God. We have no room for gays and those others,” Ruto told a Nairobi church congregation in Swahili, according to an online video posted by Kenyan broadcaster KTN.
Speaking to Reuters on Monday, Ruto’s spokesman Emmanuel Talam confirmed the deputy president’s remarks, adding: “The government believes that homosexual relations are unnatural and un-African.”
Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya and has been so since colonial British rule, which ended in 1963…”