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February 17, 2019

Elders warn Obama on same-sex unions

Rotten eggs: Kikuyu Council of Elders chairman Samuel Thuita (centre), vice chairman James Ng’ethe (right) and other elders at Blue Post Hotel, Thika, on Monday
Rotten eggs: Kikuyu Council of Elders chairman Samuel Thuita (centre), vice chairman James Ng’ethe (right) and other elders at Blue Post Hotel, Thika, on Monday

THE Kikuyu Council of Elders has threatened to pelt US President Barack Obama with rotten eggs if he supports same-sex marriages during his tour of the country this month.

Senior council member Samuel Thuita said gayism and lesbianism is not only blasphemous, but unacceptable in the African customs and norms.

He was speaking on Monday at a Thika hotel with other members.

Thuita said the Bible does not allow same-sex unions.

"The founding father of the nation Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was pelted with rotten eggs in Britain for only agitating for our independence. I will mobilise and lead every member of the council, including women and the youth, and Kenyans in general to throw rotten eggs at Obama if he dares introduce the gay and lesbian debate," he said.

Thuita urged Kenyans and Africans to uphold their customs and not fall prey to neocolonialism being introduced through the back door.

He accused Western countries of funding the opposition to destabilise the country.

Thuita said the opposition wants to ensure President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto's administration does not succeed. He said the attempts will fail miserably. Thuita accused Cord leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka of criticising and abusing Uhuru and Ruto.

"The opposition should accept 2013 defeat honourably and respect Uhuru and Ruto the same way they would have expected to be respected if they won," Thuita said.

He said if the opposition leaders continue abusing the national leadership, he will mobilise elders from all communities to whip them.

Thuita said elders should chat the way forward for the country.

"We will deal firmly with those abusing the President, Deputy President and derailing development," he said.

 

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