SOME Muslim leaders from Garissa want US President Barack Obama to steer clear of the gay debate during his visit. Supkem secretary Abdullahi Salat said that Kenya is a religious nation that is not ready to adopt “evil” practices.
Addressing the press at the Garissa Supkem offices yesterday, he said the gay debate touches on moral issues Christians and Muslims hold in dear to their faith.
“If Obama wants homosexuality, we are telling him to kindly take it to his country where it is acceptable,” Salat said. “Let him come and assist us in addressing pertinent issues such as terrorism and corruption.”
Salat called on the security personnel in the country not to concentrate on Obama’s visit at the expense of the mwananchi. Some 10,000 security officers from the counties will provide security in Nairobi during Obama’s visit.