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Concern over increased cases of gays in Juja Sub County

The  Juja Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Charles  Mureithi has put on notice those practicing homosexuality in Darasha area, about 10 kilometres East of Juja town, saying the act will not be condoned in his area.

He  said they are investigating claims of increase in homosexuals warning they will not allow a few people to paint the area in bad light.

The  DCC said the country does not recognize gays warning that anyone found will be arrested and dealt with according to the law.

This  comes after residents complained over increased number of gays in the remote part of the Sub County, some who have chosen to live as couples.

Speaking during a security meeting in the area on Tuesday, the residents said they were scared that if the practice is not stopped,their young boys would be lured into sodomy.

They said they are scared to send their young boys to far places for fear that they may get sodomized.

Pastor  Jackson Njoroge of the Empowering People Gods Ministry said despite holding meeting with youth in the area, the behaviour is still common.

They  wondered why such a practice was common despite the area having several young unmarried women.

Some attributed the rise in the vice to drug addiction and high unemployment rates making it difficult for the men to support their families.

“We know a gay couple. They live a quiet life and mostly engage in farming. No one dares talk to them since they seem to always be under the influence of drugs,” he said.

“The practice is gaining prominence as more and more men are being lured into the act. We fear that we might lose an entire generation because who shall marry our young girls when our men concentrate on marrying each other.

The government and the Church should intervene,”said the Pastor.

By  James Kijau/Muoki Charles

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