The Redeemed Gospel Church of Kenya have condemned the ruling by the Supreme Court of Kenya which allowed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) persons to register their association.
The Apex Court said a decision by the lower courts to deny the LGBTQ community in Kenya their right to register as an Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) was discriminatory. This followed a case by the National Gay and Lesbians Human Rights Commission in 2013 seeking to have the NGO Co-ordination Board reserve a name for them.
Speaking in Mwala during the burial of the late mama Esther Mukeli Nyithya mother to the CEO of MCSK Dr Ezekiel Mutua Archbishop Arthur Kitonga strongly condemned the ruling. Kitonga said Kenya is a nation that upholds Christian doctrines and therefore the LGBTQ should not even be allowed in teh country. he said that allowing the LGBTQ in Kenya will bring curses to the country, since it amounts to breaking the laws of God.
Kitonga said he will arrange a meeting with all Church leaders, to come up with a one voice on the issue and called on Kenyan leaders to speak out. Those who spoke include Reverend Joseph Ngutu of the Redeemed Gospel Church Tala and Rev Joshua Katua of Redeemed gospel Church Umoja who said the ruling will ruin Kenyan families.