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Gay rights a non-issue during Obama’s visit, Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said gay rights will not be on the agenda in the bilateral talks he will hold with United States President Barack Obama.

“It is a non-issue. It is not on the agenda. We are faced with greater issues like poverty, better roads, better education. These are the things Kenyans expect me to discuss with President Obama,” President Kenyatta told journalists on Tuesday.

He made the remarks during a media briefing at State House, Nairobi, on the upcoming visit by the US President.

Early this month, Deputy President William Ruto  said homosexuality has no place in the Kenyan society terming the practice as “unchristian”.

“Homosexuality is against the plan of God, God did not create man and woman so that men would marry men and women marry women.

“We have heard that in US they have allowed gay relations and other dirty things, I want to say as a Christian leader that we will defend our country Kenya, we will stand for our faith and our country,” Mr Ruto told a church congregation.

The United States Supreme Court has, in a ruling, allowed for same sex marriages in all states.