Kenya’s Ministry of Education has launched a campaign to combat the alleged infiltration of LGBTQ activism in schools.
The government would construct chaplaincies in schools under the new approach, minister Ezekiel Machogu told lawmakers on Thursday.
There are concerns that the program will lead to misconceptions about LGBTQ persons and same-sex partnerships being taught in schools.
Homosexual intercourse remains illegal, but anti-gay sentiment has hardened in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision last month protecting the LGBT community’s ability to form an association.
A committee has already been formed to deal with LGBTQ issues in schools, the minister said and suggested its role could include reviewing school literature.
It will be headed by an archbishop from the Anglican Church in Kenya.
“These are issues that we cannot be able to allow to infiltrate into our schools,” Mr Machogu said in a report by the BBC.
In February this year, the Kenyan government cracked down on foreign books with gay content that it feels targets, teenagers.
This was after a public outcry from parents with school-age children and religious officials who had demanded the government to do a thorough audit of books in the market and ban the ones with gay content.
It appears Kenya is doing its possible best to get rid of LGBTQ+ practices in the country.
Apart from Kenya cracking down on teen books with same-sex content, the government last September revealed it was in talks with Netflix to ban the streaming of LGBTQ movies.