- Badawy said religion was very clear on LGBTQ that are people who deserve to be wiped out from society.
- Badawy also condemned the Supreme Court judges for coming up with a judgment that does not reflect their education status.
Muslim clerics in Kilifi county want President William Ruto to compel the National Assembly to enact a law that will criminalise LGBTQ as a capital offence.
Led by Omar Al-Mihdhar Ahmad Badawy, a Muslim scholar, they said there is a need to overturn the ruling of the Supreme Court that allowed members of the LGBTQ to be free to assemble, and ensure that whoever will practice the ‘bad behaviour’ is sentenced to life imprisonment.
Addressing faithful during prayers at Masjid Al Noor in Malindi, Badawy said he was impressed by the President, his deputy and leaders from National Assembly, Senate, and leaders from the various denominations in the country, in the manner in which they condemned the Supreme Court ruling.
However, he said action has to be taken to prevent the ungodly practices be legalised in Kenya as it could encourage other unlawful organisations such as drug barons, murderers, and human traffickers among others to demand their right of assembly in the country.
“We urge the President and our MPs to make sure the ruling is overturned. Thereafter a new law should be enacted to criminalise the act and be equal to a murder offence, and whoever is found guilty is jailed even for life,” he said.
Badawy said religion was very clear on LGBTQ that are people who deserve to be wiped out from society and deserve to rot in jail.
He said parents are to blame for the increased cases of LGBTQ because some of the people are in the society and are known to them but no action is taken to condemn the acts.
The scholar said parents need to visit schools and find out what morals their children are being taught regardless of whether they are Muslims or Christians or any other religion so as to ensure they live in a proper environment.
“The President emphasised on religious leaders Sheikhs, priests and others to begin visiting learning institutions such as universities, and schools, to go and preach good morals of life to the children,” he said.
Badawy also condemned the Supreme Court judges for coming up with a judgment that does not reflect their education status or their religious beliefs.
He said it is sad that the same judges were born and brought up in Kenya until their appointment, adding that had they been born at times when LGBTQ was legal, they would never have existed.
-Edited by SKanyara