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Listen, the Sunday Nation had a story about two Kenyan Gay men and their civil union in London. As soon as that story hit the news stands Kenyans went into overdrive calling the union un- African (What’s really African then?)

Here’s a sample of what people had to the say on the Nation site

‘The word ‘unafrican’ in this context is a joke. If we have to be honest about getting rid of all things unafrican I would suggest that we begin with the Bible and Koran which are quite unafrican and have formed the basis for a lot of this hate and needless wars. The same people who are crying out to God here are the very same people who whispered evil and stood ready to carry pangas against their own neighbours on the basis of tribe. Kenyans ought to be ashamed of their hypocrisy and applaud these two for their sincerity’

‘thats against the African tradition and neither christanity,islam or any other religion supports what they are doing.shame on them’

‘Those who feel that they are too pure at heart and in their deeds should open their mouths to criticize these two people of God.So what if they are gay? Or is this the issue of what is the lesser evil?? From what i gather, they are only gay. They havent stolen your money, they havent rooted your countries resources, they dont rob your families or even kill. People get real and try to grow up..the world has moved on’

From the Nation

From the Nation

Now, here’s my take on it. What is sooo wrong with being gay? Seriously we as a society are ready to wine and dine with those who violate PEOPLE’s rights everyday hurting soo many people each day. We have looters amongst us, robbers, corrupt officials, murderers and soo many. I know the Holy book says that no sin is greater than the other but why are people going all coco over a man who has chosen to have bananas instead of the staple mangos?


Above is a picture that featured in one of the local dailies YES it was from a drag party! Someone told me ‘I want to vomit’ when she saw this pictures…REALLY??? Is a guy wearing make-up and heels worse than the activities you and your boyfriend try to engage in and you end up breaking beds and lamp stands? Are they worse than the callers on Maina’s show??

People live with it, gay people were here kutoka kitambo most make more money that YOU hehe, they’re better citizens than YOU! They are TRUE to themselves something y’all need to be before you curse gay people.


20 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Curious on October 19, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Are you gay?
    I have no qualms with gay people, FYI.

    Ed Note Am not gay – people think I am but no.

  2. Posted by No Batty on October 19, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Hey this is sick. I cant believe there are so many Kenyan Batty wannabes. I f u feel like making it official to take it from behind hamia SA or Europe. Otherwise denounce ur African ID and bleach ur skin like MJ (the late)

    Ed note What makes you think homosexuality is not African? And if we’re going to denounce everything un-African VUA NGUO!

  3. Posted by Corvinus on October 19, 2009 at 7:47 am

    There are worse things in the World. Your leaders are killing people everyday I don’t need to wake up to news that men are marrying men while Mr.Politician has just signed off one billion shillings to refurbish his office. When you sort out what should be in the front page of my daily and all that is left is news on lions adopting oryx then by all means lets talk about that One couple that just got married…sawa?

  4. Posted by Godfrey on October 19, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Just because there may be a few homosexuals in Africa doesn’t mean its acceptable. Homosexuality is taboo in Africa and no amount of persuasion is gonna change that. OK, so there are bigger crimes eg genocide, corruption, etc but the presence of one vice should not justify the presence of another vice.

  5. Posted by njeri on October 19, 2009 at 11:49 am

    It is very near-sighted for us to imagine that we can wish homosexuality away just because we are not agreeable to it.

    Interestingly enough, the practice of homosexuality has been there since bible times…. (read Eunuchs). Young men were kept so service the needs of mature respectable men.

    So my dear Kenyans, your calling the editor gay does not change the fact that this culture will be entrenched in our society. What we should be afraid about is that our spouses… may be undercover brothers… end up bringing some diseases home…. careful what you wish away.

  6. Posted by Curious on October 19, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    PS: I didn’t call him Gay, I just asked. I was curious, that’s all…
    Anyhow, I find that in Africa, it’s more frowned upon to be homosexual than lesbian… that’s my problem. The double standards.

    Ed note actually I asked my workmates why they’d prefer girl on girl action they said it’s be fun…email me about your BURNING questions

  7. Posted by Godfrey on October 19, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Njeri had said

    the practice of homosexuality has been there since bible times…. (read Eunuchs). Young men were kept so service the needs of mature respectable men.

    @Njeri: do you know who or what an Eunuch is? It has nothing to do with homosexuality, instead it was a system of castrating slaves so that they do not impregnate their masters’ wives. If it was about homosexuality, there would obviously be no need for castration as there would be no danger of impregnating anyone.

  8. Posted by nitty on October 20, 2009 at 12:35 am

    i applaud the editor for havin a larger than life heart, it aint easy for a straight guy to be so open minded and embracing abt this issue. @godfrey, njeri gave the wrong example yes, bt she has a point. rem Lot in sodom n gomorra? ‘Men use in unmanly purposes’ was used to describe sodomy, which basically is gay men going all crude because then they are acceptd by their then society. so yes, homosexuality was there only in unfortunate circumstances. should we hate the gays because

    • Posted by nitty on October 20, 2009 at 12:43 am

      because they are being real and true to themselves? should we hate them because society decides that what they are is wrong? i hate the double standards in ethics that we, africans, have. gay people should be commended for trully being unhypocritical. they are humans who just happen to have diff views n feeling on sexuality. i have loads of gay friends, am a straight female, and i must say if we had half the compassion, zeal and truthfulness of these people the world would be a better place. let people be real, let them be!

  9. Posted by Curious on October 20, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Nitty, I totally feel ya!
    I think we should respect gay persons for who they are, not who they sleep with.
    I have gay friends too, and they’re the truest people on earth. They don’t lie to you, and rarely go backstabbing their friends.
    I find it STUPID that guys cringe on the mention of a homosexual yet go salivating and drooling at the thought of lesbians. It’s time we styled up as a society.
    And like someone said to me, we all have a right to have sex with whatever object we desire to… that includes same sex people..
    And for ya’ll quoting the bible to us, quote it to yourselves, if you believe in it. Don’t bring religion into the mix. Everyone has their own beliefs.

    Ed Note I totally agree 100% thanks guys for the mad support – I also find it stupid that guys are okay with lesbians and not gays

  10. Posted by Godfrey on October 20, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Well, male homosexuality is regarded as a turn off because of, if you forgive the imagery, the technical aspects of male homosexuality are regarded with disgust. Whereas lesbianism dwells with body organs that in terms of sex are regarded as mainstream. Besides, male homosexuality has serious health consequences that lesbianism is not likely to have.

    Ed Note What health consequences?? Do share

  11. Posted by Godfrey on October 20, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Gays are known to suffer from bowel incontinence as a result of …… This is a well known fact that gays don’t want to talk about.

    Ed Note scary stuff

  12. Posted by Aremon on October 20, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    guys why are we all acting like gayness is new? we all know it exists but we pretend that it doesnt hence we all reacting like this- let get real- whatever some one does with their sexual preference is their own shit….has he or she forced you into it? i am straight male and i dont give a damn on what some one has sex with as long as they dont hit on me…..for all i care, aint they 18 and have a right to do what they want?

    here we are condemning these peoiple YET WE CONTINUE TO HOST POLITICIANS AND PEOPLE who shot, organised and comminted POST ELECTION VIOLENCE- people who made us kill each other because of our tribes? please guys wake up…….


  13. Posted by Christine on October 21, 2009 at 5:56 am

    I wish people could just live and let live. Stop hiding behind the ‘un african’ excuse.
    How does if affect your life if two people love each other and want to be together no matter their sexual orientation?

  14. Posted by Se moì on October 21, 2009 at 7:40 am

    This is my take on it. The double standards with gays and lesbians have to stop. And as was said before, just because one evil exists doesn’t give an excuse for the other evil to exist. Food for thought, sodom and gomora was destroyed and the murders and all them people were left to live. God must’ve been really angry to do that. For those of you who don’t believe in the christianity approach, Sawa but thats my opinion. Having said that, i have many gay friends and i think they are awesome people and real as everyone says. I don’t judge them for their choice or behavior, i just believe its not right according to my christianity, just like a lot of things aint right but we are born in sin so Yeah, that aint gonna change nothing.

  15. Thanks for the link.

    Just a question to all those that have commented… seeing all the vile comments and how Kenyans feel about homosexuality..are you surprised that we hide in the closet? The only problem is, you force us to adapt to appear straight. Now when a couple of dudes come out to the world to express their commitment to each other, you still hate.

    The issue of Un-african does not come in as their is nothing ‘African’ left in Africa. You adopted names, housing, food, evenwhat you are using(computers, internet etc) from the west…. the point though is, homosexuality was in Africa before the white man came here.

    Speaking for myself, I am a Kenyan man, pay my taxes, living in harmony with my neighbors, supports my siblings and parents but the fact that am in a committed relationship with a great man should not take away all that I am and that’s all that matters. Oh and I am probably a better citizen than most of you.

    Being gay is just one aspect of who I am…. all you have to do is accept that we are here and whether you want it or not, we will still be here tomorrow. Deal with it.

    • Posted by margaret on October 27, 2009 at 6:44 am

      my question is how did u discover that u are gay?coz i think wen God created us he gave u a penis and me a vagina and the reason is obvious one enters the other.i cant even comprehend how it heart goes out to all of u gay matter how we try to justify gayism it is not right.i think it starts with peer pressure in teenage years and by the time one realizes it is wrong,one is already hooked up.on the other hand i still talk and have gay workmate is gay and we are great friends the problem is the looks he gets from the clients and it makes me feel like crawling under the desk every time he opens his mouth to explain a point to the client.the chic comes u gays esp.the ones playing the chic wants to behave like a woman?

  16. Posted by JJ on October 21, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Seriously… its amazing how many responses this marriage has brought about! Are we completely ignorant of news about tribes arming themselves in wait for the next elections or clashes sooner?? That ought to bother us more than a measley gay marriage between dudes who I’ll bet y’all are busy enjoying their marriage and not thinking about what people say about them. Lets focus energy more on issues that affect the greater community than 2 people. Try famine, AIDs, jiggers, drought, IDPs, loving our country and our countrymen. Najivunia kuwa mkenya 🙂

  17. Posted by nitty on October 21, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    @ curious, thanx 4 tha consent. @ se moi, i respect u Alot! u have gay friends, u dnt consent but neither do u condemn and criticise them. u let them be. am an atheist and i wish all my friends wld stop shoving christianity(Which ave been before) down my throat just because to them thats whats right… kudos! speakin of xtianity, if u were God at the time of sodom n gomorrah youd have killed them too. homosexuality can be acceptable but the same in inhumane and violence(sodomy) shld never be condoned. @Gay Nairobi Man, i say U GO BOY! Do ur thing man. and can we go shopping sometime, do some hair and nails and throw a party? ladies if u have a gay buddy u knw they are the best for all the above… NITTY LOVES THE GAYS!!

  18. Posted by margaret on October 27, 2009 at 6:48 am

    @nitty i have gay friends and please i do not see anything out of ordinary with them they are just like any other the guys ,you included who want to force it down our throats that gay pple are special and nice educate me please workmate is a pain in the ass always trying to get favours from the boss.they are just kawaida but lost generation.may heavens have mercy on them.

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