LGBTQ COMMUNITY

(PHOTOS): Queer community protests against CS Magoha's gay comments

Activists said that primary and high school students have little to no idea of what sexuality is.

In Summary

• They matched to the Ministry of Education headquarters to express their displeasure with Magoha’s comments.

• The activists said that primary and high school students have little to no idea of what sexuality is and are still learning to understand their emotions.

The queer community held a peaceful demonstration within Nairobi CBD on January 13, 2022.
The queer community held a peaceful demonstration within Nairobi CBD on January 13, 2022.
Image: MERCY MUMO

The activists from the Queer community in Kenya held their protest on Thursday in Nairobi following comments made by Education CS George Magoha regarding gay students.

The queer community held a peaceful demonstration within Nairobi CBD on January 13, 2022.
The queer community held a peaceful demonstration within Nairobi CBD on January 13, 2022.
Image: MERCY MUMO

During their peaceful demonstration, the activists said that primary and high school students have little to no idea of what sexuality is and are still learning to understand their emotions.

"How will they understand their growth and development when the one supposed to guide them bans and excludes them from learning?" One of the activists posed.

Marylize Boibwa breaks down during a peaceful demonstration with the queer community within Nairobi CBD on January 13, 2022.
Marylize Boibwa breaks down during a peaceful demonstration with the queer community within Nairobi CBD on January 13, 2022.
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They matched to the Ministry of Education headquarters to express their displeasure with Magoha’s comments.

Irene Odweso from feminist for peace and Justice center in a peaceful demonstration with the queer community within Nairobi CBD on January 13, 2021.
Irene Odweso from feminist for peace and Justice center in a peaceful demonstration with the queer community within Nairobi CBD on January 13, 2021.
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Media personality and LGBTQ activist Makena Njeri who joined them said that it is not easy being a queer Kenyan child in school.

The queer community held a peaceful demonstration within Nairobi CBD on January 13, 2022.
The queer community held a peaceful demonstration within Nairobi CBD on January 13, 2022.
Image: MERCY MUMO

The activists said that the banning of queer kids from boarding schools amounts to the marginalisation of the LGBTQ community.

The queer community held a peaceful demonstration within Nairobi CBD on January 13, 2022.
The queer community held a peaceful demonstration within Nairobi CBD on January 13, 2022.
Image: MERCY MUMO

The activists said they will be pushed to the out of the society where poverty, crime and inequality lie.

The queer community held a peaceful demonstration within Nairobi CBD on January 13, 2022.
The queer community held a peaceful demonstration within Nairobi CBD on January 13, 2022.
Image: MERCY MUMO