CS Magoha changes tune on gay students, says they should be day scholars

Monday, February 14th, 2022 20:07 | By
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha. PHOTO/Courtesy

Last year, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha sparked controversy among Kenyans after he barred homosexual students from boarding schools.

A few months after making the statement, Prof Magoha now says that his statement was misinterpreted noting that he has nothing against students who are homosexual.

The CS, however, insisted that such students must stay in day schools where they cannot bother their classmates in their dormitories.

He further argued that the directive to send the students to Day schools also puts them closer to their parents who will give them proper guidance.

"I said that if you are a homosexual in a boarding school and you are hopping from a bed of another student to another, your rights end there," the CS said.

"You can be a good homosexual who does not disturb anybody but you can only go do your thing when you are out of the school," he added.

Prof Magoha said that though he is not against homosexuality, he does not entertain a scenario where gay students engage in sexual acts while they are still in school. He, therefore, noted that he prefers such students to stay in day schools.

"I am not against homosexuals but if you are going to move from one bed to another, then we will make you be a day scholar," said Magoha.

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