Last month, the United States government donated KSh 16 billion to help the country tackle the ravaging effects of drought.
According to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the funds will help meet the urgent needs of approximately 1.3 million people across Kenya.
The support came just days after a three-day official state visit to the country by US First Lady Jill Biden.
As such, Kenyans took to their various social media platforms linking the KSh 16 billion USA aid to the Supreme Court ruling on homosexuality.
However, Nandi senator Samson Cherargei has dismissed claims linking KSh 16 billion USA aid to the controversial Supreme Court ruling.
Speaking on Thursday, March 2, at the Senate, Cherargei clarified that the funding should not be mistaken to mean that the USA government was promoting LGBTQ in the country.
“There are allegations that the KSh 15 billion that has been given to the government to fight drought was courtesy in support of gays in the country…I want to deny that this is not true,
“The visit of Jill Biden does not connect itself with what is happening and therefore we oppose the issue of homosexuality in the country,” Cherargei said.
Yesterday, Kenya’s President William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga condemned the Supreme Court for allowing homosexuality to be registered as a Non-Governmentla Organization.
The president reiterated that Kenya is a Christian nation and would not endorse “gayism nor lesbianism”.
“We respect Supreme Court’s decision but don’t mean we have to agree with it. Our values, customs, and Christianity do not allow us to support same-sex marriages,
“We have laws that govern us here in Kenya. I want to tell you that will not be possible…it can happen in other countries but not here,” the president said.