A deep dive into Kenya ruling from Kari Mugo
Kenya's High Court has ruled against campaigners seeking to overturn a law banning gay sex. But there is much to be proud of in the fight for equality despite this setback, writes Kevin Mwachiro.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed her disappointment at the decision of the High Court of Kenya to uphold a ban on consensual, same-sex relations between adults that dates back to the colonial-era.
Kenya's High Court determines allowing same-sex relations 'would indirectly open the door to same-sex unions'.
Same sex relations are still punishable by 14 years in jail in the conservative East African nation
Kenya’s High Court on Friday upheld laws that criminalize gay sex, declining to join the handful of nations that have recently abolished a prohibition imposed by Britain during the colonial era.
UNAIDS deeply regrets the decision of the High Court of Kenya to maintain key provisions of Sections 162 and 165 of the Kenyan Penal Code. Those provisions criminalize certain private sexual acts and lead to discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Kenya.
Kenya’s LGBTQ community is in mourning after one of its most acclaimed sons, influential and award-winning author Binyavanga Wainaina, died at the age of 48.
All of this if of course only a small glimpse of what is happening.
Many LGBT+ refugees say they are not safe in Kenya as discrimination against sexual minorities is prevalent
Homosexuality is taboo in Kenya and persecution of sexual minorities is rife
Morris 46 years old is gay and married to a straight woman for 20 years.