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September 3, 2012

A report published by a Kenya LGBT portal sheds light on how police officers routinely extort and blackmail gay men in Nairobi

An investigative report published today by Identity Kenya magazine present findings that Nairobi police officers routinely target gays, bisexual and closeted married men for extortion.

Sexual acts between men are illegal under Kenyan statutes and carry a maximum penalty of 14 years' imprisonment.

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.