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August 14, 2014

Parliament’s legal affairs committee rejected the Anti-Homosexuality Bill finding it to come into conflict with international interests

Kenya’s dreaded bill, threatening to ‘stone gay people to death’, was reportedly found unconstitutional today (14 August).

According to unconfirmed reports, parliament’s legal affairs committee rejected the Anti-Homosexuality Bill finding it to come into conflict with international interests.

The Uganda-style bill was introduced by the Republican Liberty Party who sought to ‘protect the family’ by banning any form of same-sex relations or promotion of homosexuality.

March 26, 2014

Kenyan National Assembly leader says gays should be dealt with like terrorists as he boasts of legal persecution so far

Nearly 600 ‘cases’ of homosexuality have been rounded up in a Kenya witch-hunt, a senior politician has boasted.

Aden Duale, the majority leader in the National Assembly, has pronounced homosexuality as bad as terrorism and said it should be treated in the same way.

Reading a statement by the Internal Security ministry, Duale said in parliament that 595 cases of homosexuality have been dealt with legally since 2010.

He was responding to calls from politicians that Kenya is ‘not doing enough’ to stamp out the ‘scourge of homosexuality’.

March 11, 2014

Parliamentary sources have allegedly told gay rights activists about the plans they have to introduce stricter anti-gay laws in the African country

Kenya politicians are allegedly planning on bribing teens to attack gay people in return for businesses and homes.

Parliamentary sources have revealed to gay rights activists that some MPs are plotting on how to sway opinion in their favor.

A group of politicians led by MP Irungu Kang’ata have recently been demanding anti-gay laws in the African country to be stricter and enforced.

Denis Nzioka, Kenya gay rights activist, claims he has sources who have allegedly attended one of Kang’ata’s ‘strategy meetings’.

February 28, 2014

Parliamentary group has launched in Nairobi with the aim of enforcing more extreme anti-gay laws in Kenya

Gay rights activists are fighting to stop a Uganda-style anti-gay bill in Kenya.

Denis Nzioka, a gay rights activist in Kenya, and his colleagues are planning to combat against an anti-gay parliamentary caucus to address the ‘issue’ of homosexuality.

Led by Kiharu MP Irungu Kangata, the leaders have demanded anti-gay laws in the African country to be stricter and enforced.

December 22, 2013

Kenyan activist reports a lesbian wedding the day after Ugandan parliament passes bill threatening life imprisonment for gay people

A brave lesbian couple in Uganda has held a wedding a day after parliament passed a bill that threatens gay people with life in prison if caught expressing their sexuality.

Kenya gay rights activist Denis Nzioka tweeted a photograph of a celebrant and two women in wedding garb and said that Ugandan activist Kasha Jacqueline had attended the marriage. 'This is what I call guts,' he said.

October 29, 2013

LGBTI group is suing Kenya’s government after board refused to let them register legally. Case will be landmark challenge of the Constitution

Gay people in Kenya are taking the government to the High Court, saying officials have breached the Constitution by refusing to recognize LGBTI organizations.

The case, which starts with a preliminary hearing tomorrow, is set to cause a media storm.

But if judges back them, they will pave the way for the government to legally recognize other LGBTI groups. And it will make it clear the Kenyan Constitution protects everyone, regardless of sexuality or gender identity.

October 1, 2013

The victim known only as J.J is believed to be recuperating well after the traumatic episode

A gay man who survived the Kenya shooting is recuperating well after his traumatic episode.

The victim, known only as J.J, was trapped at Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, where at least 69 people were murdered in a four-day terrorist massacre.

Two gay men were confirmed to be among the dead. At least 200 people were injured.

September 24, 2013

Nearly 70 people have been killed, including two gay men, in the Nairobi shopping mall massacre

The fate of the gay man trapped in a Kenya shopping mall after a terror attack is still unknown.

As of 1pm (Kenya time), the man known as ‘JJ’ is still believed to be trapped inside Westgate after a militant siege in Nairobi.

Two gay men are also confirmed to be among at least 69 murdered in the terrorist massacre.

More then 170 people have been injured, with the numbers expected to rise as the situation develops.

September 23, 2013

Nearly 70 people have been killed, including foreign nationals, in the Nairobi shopping mall shooting

Two gay men are among at least 69 murdered in the Kenya terrorist massacre.

Another is believed to be one of the 10 still being kept hostage in the Nairobi shopping mall.

More then 170 people have been injured, with the numbers expected to rise as the situation continues.

The attack began at about 12pm local time on Saturday (21 September), when the militants entered the Westgate mall throwing grenades and firing automatic weapons.

A children’s day was being held at the time.

June 21, 2012

Kenyan LGBT activists divided about plans for LGBT pride event at US embassy on 26 June

Kenya is to have a gay pride for the first time but it’s not being organized by local LGBT people – instead it’s being put on by the US embassy.

American officials have invited local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists and dignitaries to the event on 26 June at their embassy in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.

But some gay campaigners on the ground have spoken out against it, warning they may face a backlash from the Kenyan public and threatening a boycott.

June 14, 2012

Joan Sandy Achieng allegedly stabbed by girlfriend, then kept hostage by parents, held and forced to marry a man before committing suicide

According to unconfirmed reports a lesbian who was being held hostage by her parents committed suicide in desperation last night in Kenya.

The woman, identified as Joan Sandy Achieng, was living and working in Nairobi until her parents discovered her sexuality, which led them to hold her hostage and marry her off to an older man.