Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has said the government will not allow the practice of homosexuality as it is against Christianity and the human nature, media reported on Monday.
"We will stand with religious leaders to defend our faith and belief. We will not allow homosexuality in our society as it violates our religious and cultural beliefs," he said during a church service in Nairobi on Sunday.
Ruto also assured complete support by the government to religious communities opposing the introduction of same sex relations in the Kenyan society, Xinhua news agency reported.
However, last week a court ordered the Attorney General and the National Council of NGOs to register a gay organisation, National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (MGLHRC), arguing that the constitution protected the rights of homosexuals.
Same-sex conduct is outlawed in 35 African countries.
"There's no room for homosexuality in this country and that one, I can assure you," Ruto said, adding "when we say this, we are not saying to get votes, but to protect what, we all believe is not right".
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