Kenya Christian Voice is calling for a transparency law to make Kenyan NGOs declare their foreign funding.
Foreign funding may play a role in supporting development and humanitarian initiatives in Kenya, particularly in areas such as education, health care, and industrialisation.
However, if we are relying on foreign funds for projects, it is important that they are solicited and used effectively and transparently, and not used to advance hidden agendas or foreign interests.
Why Kenya needs a Transparency law
To address concerns of corruption, misuse of funds and lack of accountability, countries like Kenya need to establish transparency laws to require organisations receiving foreign funds to disclose the source and the amounts, how they are used, with regular updates on officers’ salaries and their activities.
It is especially important to have transparency laws in place to expose foreign funding of LGBTQ initiatives and pro-abortion propaganda in Kenya. Supposed LGBTQ rights are anathema and unnatural activities are illegal in Kenya. Nevertheless, a handful of organisations are working to change the law. Moreover, they never declare how much foreign money is funding them.
Kenya Christian Voice is currently researching them in a ‘Follow the Money’ exercise. Among these NGOs, we have now exposed some of the opaque financial workings of the so-called ‘National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission’ (NGLHRC) and the ‘not-to-be-confused-with-it Kenya Human Rights Commission:
Among the funders, we have discovered the money being poured in by the UK-based Sigrid Rausing Trust to five local NGOs to interfere in Kenyan internal affairs. The four are sharing £1,800,000, over Ksh 250 million, in current grants. How much is coming in from all the other wealthy foreign foundations?
Also see our earlier article on a secret funding meeting in Nairobi in 2019:
Abortion NGOs foreign funding
It is the same with abortion. Taking the life of an unborn child is illegal except to save the life of the mother. However, Marie Stopes operates freely, its illegal abortions financed by Western governments.
Meanwhile, US-based abortionist International Planned Parenthood Federation has an office in Nairobi, campaigning with the UNFPA and with Kenyan MPs like Esther Passaris to legalise the shedding of innocent blood. Kenya Christian Voice stormed the offices of IPPF with prayer in 2020:
We have also exposed the foreign funding of Marie Stopes illegal abortions:
What this law does
Transparency laws can ensure that foreign funding is being utilised in accordance with the laws, regulations and customs of Kenya. This can help prevent the misuse of funds and ensure that they are used to support the intended beneficiaries.
In the case of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) campaigning to legalise sodomy, foreign aid directed to such a purpose is interfering in Kenya’s internal affairs, promoting behaviour considered an abomination in the eyes of God:
Ezek 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. 50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.
A transparency law will help ensure that foreign funding is being used effectively and in a way that respects local laws and values.
Matt 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
The Bible is strong on accountability:
Rom 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
How to increase transparency
At the very least, a transparency law would oblige local NGOs to declare all foreign funding above a certain threshold. Also, all foreign funding can be placed on a publicly-accessible database. This would enable citizens, civil society organisations and government agencies to track foreign funding received by Kenyan organisations, monitor the use of foreign aid and identify any instances of fraud or misuse.
Another important step would be to establish stronger regulations around lobbying and political activities. This would help prevent foreign organisations from using their funding to influence Kenyan politics or advance their own interests. One way NGLHRC, KHRC, GALCK, KELIN and others do this is by ‘public interest litigation’ or ‘strategic litigation’.
Such litigation aims to use the courts to bypass Parliament and impose Western values on Kenya against the will of the people or their representatives. The NGOs have failed, to date, in their case against Sections 162, 163, and 165 of the Kenyan Penal Code. They succeeded in the Supreme Court in February 2023 in forcing the authorities to register NGLHRC as an NGO. But we thank God that their legal success has brought this issue to public attention. We pray the Lord will have the victory:
2Kings 6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
Finally, it is important to encourage international donors and recipient Kenyan organisations to have respect for local needs, values and priorities. This would help ensure that foreign funding is benefitting the lives of Kenyan citizens, while also promoting greater transparency and accountability in the management of aid resources.
Ultimately, in the medium term, Kenya, and for that matter the whole of Africa, needs industrial development to add value to its raw materials at source. Why, for instance, is Kenyan iron ore transported to China only for Kenya to buy back Chinese steel? Why do we export our crude oil rather than refining it? ‘Kenya First’ needs to be more than a slogan.
In that light, we thank God for the emerging ‘Beyond Aid’ movement which God willing will end Africa’s dependence on foreign money. We shall of course have to reject the West’s neo-colonialist attempts to impose its ‘Green Agenda’ for energy. The Europeans are where they are today because of their past use of fossil fuels to generate energy. If there is coal, oil and gas underneath Africans’ feet, let us use it.
And let us also, in face of alleged ‘climate change’, or even normal weather patterns, pledge our nation to reject sin and walk in the ways of the Almighty Lord and King of kings Jesus Christ. His word promises:
Lev 3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; 4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
See also Deut 11:13-14 and Deut 28:1-14. The promises are clear:
Psa 2:10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Georgia would list ‘Foreign Agents’
While advocating a transparency law, we must mention what we see as the wrong way to go about it. On 7th March, the Georgian Parliament passed a bill called ‘Transparency of Foreign Influence’. It was passed in its initial reading by 76 votes in favour and 13 against.
The bill aims to establish a registry of ‘foreign agents’ that receive over 20% of their funding from foreign countries. The bill would not apply to individuals. It would apply to NGOs and also to media houses. The bill bears resemblance to similar Russian legislation, adopted in 2012.
The Russian model allows the government to proscribe ‘foreign agents’ and prevent them operating in its territory.
Both Russia and Hungary have taken such action against the Open Society Foundations set up by the billionaire financier George Soros. Coincidentally, Open Society is among the foreign foundations funding pro-LGBT NGOs in Kenya. Its ‘Initiative for Eastern Africa’ is even headquartered in Nairobi.
Nevertheless, we do not believe it is necessary in Kenya to designate recipients of foreign money as ‘foreign agents’ or to compile a register of them. Transparency over donations should be enough to reveal unwelcome foreign influence.
Protests in Georgia
The proposed Georgia bill led to protests. For two consecutive days, thousands of individuals gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital, to rally against the draft law on ‘foreign agents.’ Protests turned violent, resulting in the arrest of 66 individuals.
Some protestors carried EU flags, revealing the spiritual origin of the demonstrations. Open Society Foundations have a history of organising such activity. The Soros organisation was allied with the EU in organising the Maidan Square protests in Kiev, Ukraine in 2014. Its agents provide communications, phones, radios, for the ‘Arab Spring’ uprising. It was involved in the initial stages of the ruinous Syrian civil war in which the rebel jihadists were also financed from the UK. Whether Open Society were involved in Tiblisi may never be known.
United Nations chimes in
However, some international actors whose fingers are not that clean also opposed the Georgia bill. The United Nations (UN) expressed ‘deep concern’. According to the UN, the law could ‘hinder the work of civil society and media, which are essential contributors to the democratic process in Georgia’.
Naturally, the UN claimed a possible impact from the new law on a raft of victim groups. These included: ‘people with disabilities, internally displaced individuals, minorities, older persons, women, children, youth, survivors of domestic violence, and others’.
The UN did not mention the role they play in promoting LBGTQ, SRHR, CSE and other programmes in Africa. We exposed their activities in an earlier article:
Surprisingly, Transparency International (TI) has strongly opposed the Georgia law. However, its objections centre on what it calls ‘corruption and state capture.’ As a result of the statements of the organisations listed above, it is clear that they all have similar concerns over classifying NGOs as ‘foreign agents’ and freedom of media. These are not our intention for Kenya.
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) also opposes the Georgia bill. It says the draft law is not only stigmatising organisations labeled as foreign agents but also burdens them with difficult obligations. ICNL said the law will damage Georgian civil society and impede Georgia’s accession to the European Union.
They added that if passed, the law would ‘significantly weaken Georgian civil society and independent media’, which, they say, are ‘essential to preserving democracy in Georgia’.
Mention of ‘Georgia’s accession to the European Union’ hints at the geopolitics of the affair. The West, the EU, the UK and the US, want to expand their sphere of influence. Furthermore, they want all countries to be as decadent as them.
For example, the UK is actively seeking to corrupt Kenya and its politics. Read the ‘Country Policy and Information Note by The UK government’ on ‘Sexual orientation and gender in Kenya’ and see exactly what Kenya is up against.
Both the Western expansion and Western decadence are rejected not just by African nations but also by Russia. Russia’s response was for the Russian parliament to vote last year, according to Al Jazeera, to tighten its own ‘foreign agents’ law.
What is behind it:
The foreign foundations are following an anti-Christian, anti-morality agenda which has now become the norm among the Western global elite and the Western foundations. See these outside articles, the first from 1996, the second from March 2023:
Read and Pray
2Chron 20:12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
Pray: Even though we are not proposing a ‘foreign agents’ law, it is clear that any kind of transparency law will attract foreign opposition. All the foreign foundations have boards of trustees who are very well-connected indeed. Expect a back-lash. Just like king Jehoshaphat in the Bible quote above, we have no power against them. But our eyes are on the Lord. So pray the Lord will confound our enemies and the enemies of righteousness in Kenya.
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