Anita Nderu: Kenyans apply moral law only when it comes to LGBTQ+, but ignore murders and wanton graft
Anita Nderu, a media personality, has accused Kenyans of having double standards when it comes to the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.
Nderu said in a series of Instagram stories posted on Saturday that Kenyans have always turned a blind eye to issues like corruption and unequal access to jobs, but when it comes to LGBTQ+ issues, Kenyans draw up moral law.
“I will never understand how Kenyans turn a blind eye to economy, shattering corruption and debt, social injustices, celebrate in cults like fashion murderers and thieves both in and out of office, vote into power politicians with characters and agendas, accept inequality in access to jobs, good education, housing, healthcare, their rights as tax-paying citizens and infrastructure. Then draw the moral law, rights, religion and culture line the second the LGBTQ+ community is mentioned,” Wrote Nderu.
Nderu was responding to critics who had previously accused the media personality of accepting funds in order to promote a pro-LGBTQ+ agenda.
Nderu, on the other hand, claims to be an ally who chooses to support the community in order to bring attention to the injustices that they face.
“First of all, I am not receiving funding nor have I ever received funding in order to support the LGBTQ+. I am an ally of my own volition and beliefs. I voluntarily chose to use my voice and influence to help enact change and vocalize injustice,”
She also stated that she will not tolerate hate on social media and that anyone who disagrees with her is free to unfollow and block her.
“My Instagram page is a safe space for everyone. I will not allow any hate of any nature to be spewed. If my views and opinions do not sit well with you, kindly unfollow me, block me,”
On Friday 14, Nderu expressed her support for the LGBTQ+ community on Instagram, after the community signed a petition to hold a peaceful procession in response to Cabinet Secretary for Education George Magoha's remarks about queer school-aged children.
Gay students should be limited to day schooling, according CS Magoha in order to avoid influencing other students.