Muranga county elders have opposed attempts to promote same-sex relationships and prostitution in the country. The more than 250 Kikuyu Council of Elders in the county said the bid by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights to have practices legalised was immoral and and insult to the community's cultural and moral values.
KNCHR has said the recommendations are aimed at promoting the right to health of sexual minorities and avoid discrimination in access to healthcare services. Chairman elders in the county Joachim Getonga said homosexuality and prostitution are against African beliefs and Christianity. "We condemn in the strongest terms the possibility of trying to bring into our country European and American immoralities, which are dehumanising our young generation," said Getonga.
He urged the KNCHR, the civil society and foreign governments advocating for the promotion of these rights to be sensitive to the beliefs and morals of Christians and other religious groups who are opposed to such lifestyles. National chairman Wachira Kiago said the sentiments by the KNHCR should be rejected.