Gays flee as irate residents storm Likoni seminar
Posted Thursday, February 23 2012 at 21:19
Mr Ogal said the ministry’s job was to help impart life skills to the youth and vulnerable groups whose HIV infection is twice that of other groups.
“I am a youth officer and charged with this responsibility. The gay community, like other groups, approached us and requested to be educated on safe sex.
“They have a right to safe sex. By doing this, we are not promoting homosexuality but imparting knowledge.
“There is a lot of social discrimination and stigma about the issue and we as a society must fight it,” he said.
The seminar participants were aged between 20 and 30, said the officer, adding that his ministry would make youth funds available to all groups as they had a right.
The seminar was organised and sponsored by the Kenya NGO Consortium and Constitutional Aids Control Council, which Mr Ogal said paid them a daily allowance of Sh1,000 “for lunch and transport” for each participant.