Ugandan politicians dismiss Obama gay talk  


Uganda Federal Alliance president Beti Kamya

Uganda Federal Alliance president, Beti Kamya, has expressed her disgust for US President, Barack Obama’s gay speech delivered while on Africa visit.

While in Kenya, Obama tried to force Kenyans to accept gays saying: “…when a government gets in a habit of people treating people differently, those habits can spread”.

He added: “As an African-American, I am painfully aware of what happens when people are treated differently under the law.”

Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, told him to respect the values and wishes of the Kenyan society.

Gay rights is “a non-issue” and Kenya is not keen on embracing homosexuality, Kenyatta told Obama during their bilateral meeting at State House Nairobi.

“Our culture, our societies don’t accept. It is very difficult for us to be able to impose on people that which they themselves do not accept. This is why I repeatedly say for Kenyans today the (gay rights issue) is generally a non-issue. We cannot impose on people what they don’t accept.”

Appearing on a political talk show, Capital Gang, Saturday, Kamya said she had a problem with Obama in the context of his homosexuality speech.

“Obama’s speech delivery was snobbish. Like he knows more!”

Kamya was supported by NRM mobiliser, Henry Mayega, who also criticised Obama’s utterances as regards gays.

“I am very happy that Kenyatta responded aggressively,” Mayega put praising the Kenyan president for rejecting Obama’s gay talk.

As for his talk in Ethiopia about president’s who overstay in power, Mayega recommended that “Obama should give those lectures to Europe where there are no term limits. Term limits actually limit democracy.”

Obama has faced both criticism and praise for what he said while visiting Kenya and Ethiopia.

Ugandan critic and Independent Magazine CEO, Andrew Mwenda, called him a puppet being used by USA to impose its superiority on Africa.

Others praised him for striking African dictators who have made State Houses their personal kingdoms.

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