NAIROBI, Kenya – Officers broke up a gay wedding in Kenya Friday, Feb. 12 arresting five guests for unlawful behavior. Kenya is like the many countries in Africa where gay acts are illegal, but this was the first incident where someone was actually arrested for it.
According to The New York Times, police interrupted the wedding, in the first place as an attempt to protect them from physical abuse by a disapproving mob.
Considering the homosexuality bill in Uganda and the closeness of the country to Kenya, this issue in Africa has been prevalent for a time.
A mob formed after they heard about the couple’s private ceremony. A few of the spectators told wedding attendants they should be burned for agreeing with these acts.
“It’s what you are taught when you are young and what you hear in church. Homosexuality is unnatural. It’s wrong,” said Kenyan police spokesman, Eric Kiraithe.
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~ Quara Gant