All mouth, no muscle — anti-gay party in Kenya

31 Jul

anti-gay political party in Kenya

76 CRIMES

Logo of Kenya's tiny Republican Liberty Party. Logo of Kenya’s tiny Republican Liberty Party.

For a political party so weak that it has no members in parliament, Kenya’s Republican Liberty Party has an amazing knack for grabbing the attention of the media.

The most recent example: The supposed plans for a 5,000-person nude protest if President Obama spoke about LGBTI rights during his recent trip to Kenya.

Obama did exactly that, but protesters were nowhere to be found. Turnout for the “nude protest” — 0.

Before Obama arrived in Kenya, Republican Liberty Party leader Vincent Kidala announced that the protest had been postponed at the request of government officials. He claimed that 3,600 people had already registered to take part in the protest “aimed at showing Obama the differences between a man and a woman,” as if that were in question.

Vincent Kidala (Photo courtesy of Nairobi News) Republican Liberty Party leader Vincent Kidala (Photo courtesy of Nairobi News)

“Kidala said the protesters will…

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