Dr. Yulita Mitei, the deputy governor of Nandi, is concerned about the county’s growing LGBTQ population.
According to Mitei, homosexuality and lesbianism, which are stigmatized in Nandi culture, are becoming more prevalent there.
She asserts that more than 1000 persons in Nandi identify as LGBTQ, according to a recent study.
The terrible truth is that it already exists within us.
As leaders, we are horrified by the growing homosexual population in Nandi.
It is just horrible.
It goes against our culture as a community.
She asked, “Where did we go wrong?
Speaking over the weekend at Aldai Technical Institute, Mitei warned that if the vice is not addressed, it will come to be accepted as the standard.
She urged parents to intervene and have a conversation about the vice, particularly with school-age children.
Her worries come as Kenya’s Anglican churches have aggressively opposed same-sex unions, claiming that doing so goes against biblical teaching.
On Sunday, the church presided over by Archbishop Ole Sapit publicly voiced its disapproval of the Church of England’s decision to let priests to officiate at same-sex marriages.
In a letter to the Church of England, Sapit stated, “We do not recognize any teachings that are extra biblical or opposed to the teachings of the bible. His grace declares that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman, monogamous and heterosexual.