Thursday, 16 June 2011
MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL, ARE 15% OF KENYANS GAY AT ALL?
In one of those rare moments, Kenya gets to stand in front of a mirror. It's highly improbable that what is reflected back will be interpreted the same way by all citizens. So, when Nominated Member of Parliament Millie Odhiambo says 15% of Kenyans are either gays or lesbians, it's understandable that what this mirror reflects back will not be agreeable to all.
The fact that this assertion was made on the floor of the House and a direct reference was made about the possibility of 15% of MPs likewise being 'non-heterosexual,' almost stalled the debate on a matter of crucial national importance.
The furore generated in Parliament was equally witnessed in social media circles, as reflected below.