Prime Minister Raila Odinga of Kenya made a statement in a press conference this weekend that called for the immediate arrest of gay men and lesbians. According to the BBC, the comments were believed to be the first such threat from Odinga. He made the comments in a speech to his constituency in the Nairobi slum of Kibera, the BBC reports.
“We will not tolerate such behaviours in the country,” he said. “The constitution is very clear on this issue and men or women found engaging in homosexuality will not be spared.”
When asked, Odinga denied reports that the new Kenyan constitution allowed for same-sex marriages. Baptised as an Anglican, Odinga later became a Born-Again Christian through an Evangelical church in Nairobi.