Kenneh Escape For His Life

-As He Was Attack 
By Lusine Fofana
 As the Nobel peace prize winner and president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has defended a law that criminalizes homosexual acts, saying: “We like ourselves just the way we are.”

And also in February 2012, Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, the former wife of former president Charles Taylor, introduced legislation that would make same-sex sexual relations a first degree felony with a maximum punishment of death. A similar bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by Clarence K. Massaquoi in early February 2012 except that the offense would be a second degree felony.
     The advocacy against FGM has suffered severer glitches with traditional people resisting change; expressing their unwillingness and rebellion towards ‘abandoning their several-centuries-old inheritance.’
     At the same time, the campaign against women and children SGVB appears to be suffering similar hindrances in a country that is significantly patriarchal; where men are men and always right.
     Worst of the resistance has come over the group’s advocacy for the rights of gay people, which a greater portion of the Liberian society considers an abomination.
     Gay rights advocacy, which many describe as a Western culture, has become a major issue of discussion in recent times with citizens of different religious faiths expressing anger and resistance towards it on various radio and television station and newspaper.
      Meanwhile, report available to this paper says a prominent Gay member  in Saclepea,  Nimba County, Mr. Oumar Kenneh  was attack alone  with his gay partner  by some aggrieved community dwellers  and angry anti gay movement and  escape  for his life.
According to our reporter Mr Kenneh had been a long time gay in Saclepea Nimba County. On Sunday, November 26, 2017 an eyes witness says, “Mr. Kenneh and his gay partner was working on the principal street of Saclepea, some aggrieved community dwellers   and  anti gay movement  attack them, where  his partner escape the scene and he was beating by the  aggrieved community dwellers   and anti gay movement saying he is a Gay and Muslim and the religion is against Gay and Lesbianism”.
According to our reporter Mr. Kenneh was rescued by police officer at the point of death and rushed to hospital with blood all over on his body where he spent three days and later discharged by the doctor.
According our reporter, Mr. Kenneh escape when the news breakout that he is wanted by some aggrieved community dwellers and  anti Gay movement in Saclepea Nimba County, and run to Monrovia where he felt that his live was safe, but the Muslim in Monrovia were informed about his attitude as Gay.
Meanwhile, when Mr. Kenneh enters Monrovia he visited one of the Mosques where Muslim performs prayer. In the midst of the Muslims in the mosque he saw one of his uncles where he felt secure, but he was  drove away   by him from the mosque saying that you are not needed here because you can’t be a Muslim at the same time be gay advocate it is against our religion, so leave the mosque, in that moment Mr. Kenneh escape  from the mosque to unknown area for his life, while on his way out of the mosque he saw another uncle who name withheld for security reason advised him to leave Monrovia because he is no longer safe in this country.
According to him, Mr. Kenneh, a Senior Gay rights activist, fears that he could be targeted by same angry traditional people since he remains one of the popular gay and a vocal member in the advocacy.
     The advocacy against FGM and Gay rights has suffered severe glitches with traditional people resisting change; expressing their unwillingness and rebellion towards ‘abandoning their several-centuries-old inheritance.’
     Worst of the resistance has come over the group’s advocacy for the rights of gay people, which a greater portion of the Liberian society considers an abomination.
     When contacted the family of Mr. Kenneh to know his whereabouts, no one availed to our news line, because of fear of associating with him, now the whereabouts of Mr. Kenneh is unknown.

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