Those who watched today joint press conference will feel insulated by CNN headline that read Obama Lectures Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta About Kenya’s Gay Rights Record.
Obama while answering a journalist question said:
“When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that’s the path whereby freedoms begin to erode, “And bad things happen.”
“And when a government gets in a habit of people treating people differently, those habits can spread,” Obama continued. “As an African-American, I am painfully aware of what happens when people are treated differently under the law.”
Uhuru Kenyatta was praised by Kenyans for not bowing to pressure to legalise gayism by the US President. Infact many felt it was President Uhuru who lectured Obama on the issue of gayism.
Kenyatta said: “The fact of the matter is Kenya and the U.S. share so many values: common love for democracy, entrepreneurship, value for families — these are some things that we share,” Kenyatta said. “But there are some things that we must admit we don’t share. Our culture, our societies don’t accept.”
“It is very difficult for us to be able to impose on people that which they themselves do not accept,” Kenyatta continued. “This is why I repeatedly say for Kenyans today the (gay rights issue) is generally a non-issue. We want to focus on other areas.”