Kenya LGBTQ Community In Fear After Backlash on Gay Rights Ruling

A Supreme Court judgment - that LGBTQ community members have a right to associate, even though the law considers same-sex marriage illegal - has been met with opposition from the clergy and legislators.

A gay rights activist has said the reaction is unwarranted and has left members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community, fearing for their lives.

Catholic-allied MPs have vowed to mobilise for the disbandment of the NGO Board to preempt the imminent registration of a gay rights lobby group.

Kenya's Penal Code prohibits same-sex relations and criminalises acts of "gross indecency" and "carnal knowledge against the order of nature".

The law stipulates a 14-year jail term for those found guilty of engaging in homosexuality.


Gay pride flags (file photo).

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