The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) want the Supreme Court to overturn the ruling that allowed the registration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) lobby groups.
In a statement on Friday, the Bishops criticised the decision saying registration of LGBTQ associations will lead to promotion of homosexuality which is against the constitution and moral values of the people of Kenya.
“We fault the determination of the Supreme Court of Kenya and declare it as an effort to towards the promotion of the LGBTQ ideology which seeks to destroy life. It is an attack on humanity,” said KCCB Chairman Most Rev. Martin Kivuva
"This ideology is an attempt to undermine the family and cultural values which are rooted in the very nature of humankind. It also undermines the dignity of life which is at the core of our beliefs as a nation,” he added
In their call to action, the Bishops have called upon Kenyans to stand firm against the promotion of homosexuality as it seeks to destroy family values and Christian dignity.
The Bishops rallied institutions and organizations to join the push for review of the ruling.
“We insist that the Supreme Court of Kenya reviews this ruling, and determine that an association that seeks the promotion of illegal and immoral actions be overturned.”
On 24th February, 2023, the Apex Court ruled that denying LGBTQ members the right to register as an NGO was discriminatory and against the constitution which grants every individual the right to freedom of association.
The controversial ruling has since been opposed by government officials as well as religious leaders across the country.