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We were right that 2023 is the year of LGBTQ

When the year began there was a lot of hullabaloo surrounding the murder of a prominent LGBTQ rights activist by the name of Edwin Chiloba. But even before then there was an undercurrent of counterculture that was pushing the gay rights agenda which we picked up on.

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At the time, we could already see gay rights activists teaching for more recognition and for their acceptance into the mainstream. And we even saw a few companies begin to embrace them as influences and the focal point of their new marketing push.

And while we knew 2023 was the year of LGBTQ, we had no idea just how successful that be within two short months. They have not just infiltrated mainstream conscious but have actually hijacked the very talking points and are pushing the Overton window with the Supreme Court even recently giving them a monumental win by allowing them to set up and run Ngo is meant to safeguard and champion their rights.

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Who would have known that within two months would have had the sitting first lady of the United States, Jill Biden visiting Kenya and giving the queer agenda a lot of spotlight? Who’d have known would have woken up to seeing catholic priests such as Reverend Father Ambrose Kimutai of Tegat Parish, Diocese of Kericho in Bomet County coming out and vociferously declaring their support?

A new day has dawned in Kenya and it seems that besides the usual political shenanigans and talking points LGBTQ rights are about to take centre stage perhaps is by design as the political elite ways to distract from their failures or perhaps the conversation has come of age and can no longer be ignored.

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Whatever the case may be, we were right that 2023 is the year in which Kenya is not only going to be forced to come to the table and have this conversation but will do so under the scrutiny of all its Western allies whether merited and welcome or not.

And I have to say that I am dying to hear what President Ruto is going to say about this issue especially given that he marketed himself as the conservative Christian candidate in the just-concluded general elections. Because make no mistake about it Kenyans are watching and more specifically, the church is flock at watching with bated breath.

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Ozymandias

My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

 
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