Kenya is set to join Uganda in enacting laws that punish homosexuality, exposing Nairobi to donor backlash.
A critical analysis of the gay rights geopolitics sheds light on how Western culture has remained a potent weapon in shaping political futures.
Donor funding and foreign aid is the bait, if the developing world hates the culture, donor funding and foreign relations turn sour setting pace to economic shrinking of the developing world.
Uganda is the first victim of Homosexual geopolitics, but has refused to bow to Western pressure citing homosexuality as evil and unGodly.
The West continues to use even culture as a means of keeping its geopolitical power, analysts argue.
The US has decided to cut aid to Kampala while EU member States such as Sweden have shut donor aid channels to Uganda citing abuse of human rights by Kampala, specifically, the gay laws.
Kenyan legislators have decided to table a motion in parliament to debate the best measures against gay and lesbian behavior.
Already there are laws in Kenya that punish homosexuality, indeed, if found guilty of homosexuality in Kenya, you will be thrown in jail for 14 years.
Enforcing these laws and making the society aware of the punitive measures is what parliament will seek to coin.
Nairobi however may not attract the Western backlash, it has already told off the West and it’s money after the West meddled with the March 2013 elections.
The government of Kenya is wary of the West and has indeed shown less interest in cementing the existing ties, hence passing a strict anti-gay law will not worry Nairobi about donor funds let alone IMF which has shown less willingness to fund the country’s ambitious projects.
Parliament in coming days will debate the anti-gay law and make recommendations, but the truly profound is that Nairobi will have nothing to lose geopolitically, and by passing a harsh anti-gay law it will be cementing ties with its biggest trading partner, Uganda.