The Deputy Governor of Nandi Dr. Yulita Mitei has raised concern about the rising number of same-sex couples known as LGBTQ in the county.
According to Yulita Mitei, the homosexuality and the lesbianism is considered a taboo in Nandi culture and now it is gaining traction in the county. She claims that, a recent study showed Nandi has more than 1000 people identifying themselves as LGBTQ.
“The sad reality is that practice is within us now. As leaders we are shocked by the rising cases of homosexuality in the Nandi. It is very appalling…as a community, it is against our culture. Where did we go wrong?” she said.
Speaking in Aldai Technical Institute over the weekend, Mitei said that if the vice is not addressed, it will be seen as a norm. she called on parents to step in and talk about the vice, especially with school going children.
Her concerns come even when the Anglican churches of Kenya took a stand against same sex marriages, arguing that it is against biblical teaching.
The church led by Archbishop Ole Sapit on Sunday made its objection to a decision by the church of England, which allowed priests to preside over marriage of same-sex couples known to its congregation. He made it clear that it will not follow in the steps of its mother church in England.
“We do not recognize any teachings hat are extra biblical or contrary to the teachings of the bible, his grace affirms that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, monogamous and heterosexual,” Sapit said in a letter to the Church of England.