Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has once again emphasized that students who are gay should be day scholars.
Speaking after visiting a class of first level high school students being built at Arya Girls’ High School in Nairobi, Magoha said students of such character should not be in boarding schools saying they should not bother their classmates in their dormitories.
CS Magoha argued that the students being day scholars will put them closer to their parents where guidance and accountability will be prioritised.
“I said 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,” said Magoha arguing that he was earlier misunderstood.
“You can be a good homosexual who does not disturb anybody you go and do your thing when you are out of school,” he added.
Professor Magoha added that he is not against gays but he would not condone such characters in learning institutions.
“I am not against homosexuals but you are going to move from 1,2,3,4 beds, those ones we have proclaimed that they shall be day scholars,” said Magoha.
“…That will put them closer to their parents who I think they have first responsibility to talk to them, there is nothing unfair there,” he added.
Magoha defended himself saying that he was misunderstood following his earlier comments that students engaging in homosexuality be barred from boarding schools.
According to him, gay learners should be restricted to day schools closer to their homes.
“Right now, there are contemporary cases of children who are homosexual and lesbians, they must go to day schools close to their homes. Your responsibility should be for the greater majority and not a few individuals. Do not allow yourself to be intimidated by children,” said Prof Magoha at an address last year December.