Kenyan leaders are warning President Obama not to bring his “gay agenda”with him when he visits his father’s homeland at the end of this month to open the sixth Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, the White House image was cloaked in the militant LGBT rainbow, as was the Facebook profile picture of the U.S. Department of Education.
In Nairobi on Monday, members of the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya called upon Obama to refrain from discussing the gay agenda, reports CNSNews.com.
“It is important for us as Kenyans to know that the U.S. is not God,” evangelical Bishop Mark Kariuki was quoted by local media as saying.
Kariuki added that Obama should not use the visit to “talk about the gay issue.”
Irungu Kangata, a lawmaker in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s The National Alliance (TNA) party, said, “We are telling Mr. Obama when he comes to Kenya this month and he tries to bring the abortion agenda, the gay agenda, we shall tell him to shut up and go home.”
Kangata, according to The Standard of Nairobi, said Kenyans would protest against Obama over the gay agenda issue while he visited their country.
“Anybody who tries to come and preach to this country that they should allow homosexuality, I think he’s totally lost,” said TNA lawmaker Jamleck Kamau, according to The Daily Nation. “And I would also like to add, our son from the U.S., Barack Obama, when he comes here, to simply avoid that topic completely because Kenyans will not be happy with him if he comes to bring the issue of homosexuality in this country.”
“Liberal thoughts are being entertained in some countries under the guise of human rights,” said Justin Muturi, the speaker of the National Assembly, to an Anglican Church congregation. “We must be vigilant and guard against it. We must lead an upright society and not allow obnoxious behavior as we have a responsibility to protect our children.”
Rose Mitaru, one of 47 female lawmakers in Kenya, said that allowing same-sex marriage in her country would open “floodgates of evil synonymous with the biblical Sodom and Gomorrah.”
Similarly, TNA lawmaker Cecily Mbarire urged the government to reject any foreign aid coming from groups whose goal it is to legalize same-sex marriage.
Deputy President William Ruto also said homosexuality was “against the plan of God” during a church sermon in Nairobi. “God did not create man and woman so that men would marry men and women marry women,” he was quoted as saying by The Daily Nation.
“Those who want to engage in those businesses, they can do it in their countries, and they can do it wherever it is they want,” Ruto said. “In Kenya, we will stand firm.”
Kenyan religious leaders have been warning the United States for several years about the harmful influence of the militant LGBT agenda on culture and society. In 2013, Kenyan Cardinal John Njue, Archbishop of Nairobi and president of the Kenyan Episcopal Conference, joined other African leaders in open dismissal of Obama’s calls for acceptance of same-sex marriage when the American president visited Africa at that time.
“Those people who have already ruined their society…let them not become our teachers to tell us where to go,” said Njue in response to Obama’s statements promoting same-sex marriage. “I think we need to act according to our own traditions and our faiths.”
Similarly, Ruto rebuked Obama for promoting same-sex marriage in Africa during his visit. Speaking at a Catholic Church, Ruto said, “Those who believe in other things, that is their business…We believe in God.”
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on Monday that Obama would not avoid the topic of the gay agenda during his visit.
“I’m confident the president will not hesitate to make clear that the protection of basic universal human rights in Kenya is also a priority and consistent with the values that we hold dear here in the United States of America,” Earnest said.
In June, the U.S.’s openly gay ambassadors announced that Obama’s proposed trade agreements “will export our values of equality and tolerance,” and “promote greater justice beyond our borders.”
Professor Sadiq Suleiman, personal physician to Nigeria's former dictator Sani Abacha has shed more light on events surrounding the dictator's death.According to Naij.com , Professor Wali says Abacha’s health was okay just before his death.
''Abacha was generally healthy though he had some health issues, he was treated, he’s responded [to that treatment] very well. He didn’t have any heart-related diseases at that time'', Wali said.
Speaking specifically of June 7, 1998 -the day Abacha died, Professor Wali said,''around 6 am I had a phone call from his security officers, and they said, “please come, come to the villa, come urgently!” Before I even could get ready, they came and picked me. I had no idea what it all was about''.
''I arrived then I saw chief security there and he said “doctor come in, please, come in!” We all rushed and I just saw the president. There was another doctor who came earlier, resuscitating him. Abacha was in the sitting room. He was on the couch. He was in his normal work clothes. I didn’t panic. I’ve seen a lot of serious problems before in my practice, but to affect him was very tough, definitely. I joined and we did as much as we could to resuscitate him. But I realised that he was dead because he was firming. We just continued resuscitation and even injected some things, but it didn’t work''.
''I said, sorry – there’s nothing we can do. Immediately the security officer took over, and he invited all the service chiefs to come to Abuja, by then most of them were based in Lagos''.
Professor Wali said he was determined that there should be an autopsy to find out what caused the death. After much deliberating, the family declined, preferring the quick burial in line with Islamic tradition.
''I still try to take some samples of blood and urine and hair and things like that, just thinking for the future chemical tests,” Professor Wali said,
''It’s very difficult to say [whether he died of natural causes]. What I can see. The blood test we did, has shown some raised cardiac enzymes [proteins that are released into the blood by dying heart muscles].That’s why we thought maybe it was cardiac attack''.
Addressing rumours that Abacha died after he had been poisoned, or spent a night entertaining young ladies, Professor Wali said, ''when I entered [Abacha’s premises], there were no ladies. It might be true but I did not see them. Concerning the poison, as I said no post-mortem has been done, so I couldn’t assure whether he was poisoned or it was a heart attack''.