Mwinilunga, December 6, 2019, ZANIS---Senior Chief Kanongesha of the Lunda speaking people in Mwinilunga District of North-western Province has urged Zambians to condemn people that are trying to promote gay rights in the country.

Senior Chief Kanongesha said it is disheartening to note that some people are trying to promote homosexuality in Zambia and described the act as unbiblical for the country, which is a Christian nation

He said this in an interview with ZANIS in Mwinilunga yesterday at his palace.

The Traditional leader said Zambians must not accept to be integrated into practices such as homosexuality that is against their culture, tradition and the bible.

Senior Chief Kanongesha was reacting to remarks by the United States of America Ambassador to Zambia, Daniel Foote, for condemning the conviction and sentencing of Steven Sambo 30, and Japhet Chataba 38 of Kapiri Mposhi for 15 years imprisonment after finding them guilty of practicing same sex act.

In August 2018, the Kapiri Mposhi magistrate court convicted the duo and committed them to the high court for sentencing and last week.

The couple were last week sentenced to 15 years imprisonment as provided by the Zambian law.