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Low Turnout Marks Anti-gay Rally in Kenya

  • Associated Press

Members of various Christian groups march during a protest against homosexuality and same-sex unions in Nairobi, Kenya, July 6, 2015.

Members of various Christian groups march during a protest against homosexuality and same-sex unions in Nairobi, Kenya, July 6, 2015.

A demonstration against homosexuality in Kenya has fizzled after attracting only a handful of protesters.

The demonstration by about 35 people Monday was called by the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya and timed to coincide with the visit later this month of U.S. President Barack Obama. The group is calling on Obama not to advocate for gay rights during his visit to Africa July 24-28.

Obama is making his first trip as president to Kenya, the country of his father's birth, to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, a meeting of business leaders, international organizations and governments.

Alliance leader Bishop Mark Kariuki said homosexuality goes against moral values and sends the wrong message to youth.

The protest comes a day after Deputy President William Ruto said same-sex couples should leave the country.

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