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Muslim preachers denounce ruling allowing gays to form union

The Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK) has condemned the high court ruling allowing gays and lesbians in the country to form a union to press for their rights.

Speaking to Kenya News Agency on phone, CIPK Organizing Secretary Sheikh Mohamed Khalifa accused Judges of abusing their powers by making rulings that are not in agreement with the constitution.

“The constitution outlaws unions of the same sex and such ruling is contradictory and we as the communion of Muslims shall not respect it”, he said.

Sheikh Khalifa wondered why the judiciary could ban religious attires like the akorino turban and Muslim’s hijab for female students, yet in the same breath seek to legalize homosexuality.

“We call upon the Chief Justice Willy Mutunga to reign on his judges to stop passing rulings that are not constitutional, especially on matters touching on religion”, he said.

He said they condemn anything that is against the natural order and are very upset by the trend of judges passing judgments that antagonize believers.