Gay Sex Law Upheld by Kenya's High Court
The judges have declined to decriminalise same-sex relationships, despite it sparking "harassment, arbitrary arrest, evictions, limitations in freedoms of association, limitations in access to social services like health and all forms of violence including sexual abuse".
On May 24, 2019, Kenya may be the first East African country to decriminalize homosexuality if petitioners win a court challenge of the colonial-era law.
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Homosexuality is taboo in the East African nation and persecution of sexual minorities is rife. Under sections of Kenya's penal code, gay sex - or "carnal knowledge against the ... Read more »
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