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LGBTI Rights in Kenya


ADDED ON: 05/03/2021

Gay refugee ‘ambushed’ by homophobe and left with broken leg: ‘I feel like the world has rejected me’

As Canary Murungi walked on foot to the shops in the Kakuma Refugee Camp at 11am, a fellow refugee from Sudan spotted him, he told PinkNews. “He ambushed me,” the 24-year-old said,…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2021

Fury at UNHCR as burned Kakuma LGBTQIA+ refugee dies

Activists slam the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) after Kakuma Camp LGBTQIA+ refugee and human rights defender Chriton ‘Trinidad’ Atuhwera dies from burns sustained in a homophobic attack. The 22-year-old had been in…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

LGBTQ+ people in Kenya urgently need mental health support

There’s an urgent need for culturally appropriate mental and physical health services for sexual and gender minorities in Kenya, says a University of Michigan researcher. “There’s still a lot of social stigma,…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2021

Kenya: Victims of Kakuma arson attack airlifted to Nairobi hospital

In a rare change of heart, the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has airlifted the victims of a March 15 homophobic fire attack at Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2021

Marriage between two women — a longstanding Kenyan tradition

Woman-to-woman marriage is one of the many forms of cultural practice recognised by some communities in Africa. Although this form of marriage is recognised by some communities in several African countries, there’s…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2021

LGBT+ refugees call on U.N. for safe space after Kenya camp attacks

LGBT+ people living in a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya urged U.N. officials on Friday to move them to a safer area following a series of homophobic attacks by other residents and…

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Peter Murimi – Documentary Filmmaker, Kenya

Peter Murimi is a producer and documentary filmmaker whose work is often featured on the BBC. His film, “I am Samuel” follows a queer Kenyan man navigating his identity while struggling with…

Kevin Mwachiro: Author-Podcaster-Journalist, Kenya

Kevin Mwachiro is a man of many talents. He is a published author, podcaster, film festival curator, and former journalist. However, his true passion lies in telling Kenyan stories, specifically queer stories.…

ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

Kenya’s LGBTQ Community Faces Increased Abuse During Pandemic

NAIROBI - Kenya has acknowledged that COVID-19 restrictions are fueling cases of gender-based-violence but has been less open on abuses against the LGBTQ community. Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya and activists say…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2020

Biden rekindles American Dream for Africa’s LGBT+ refugees

Joe Biden's electoral victory has revived the American Dream for scores of African LGBT+ refugees who fled persecution at home only to languish in Kenya when President Donald Trump denied them a…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2020

Kenya’s anti-LGBT+ ‘moral policeman’ is bending over backwards arguing against the Pope’s support of same-sex couples

The CEO of the Kenya Film Classifications Board (KFCB), known as the country’s “moral policeman”, has insisted that Pope Francis must have been misquoted when spoke out in support of gay couples.…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

Intersex student seeks help after corrective surgery goes awry

Bewildered, traumatized, terrified, these are words that come close to describing the turmoil facing Ezekiel Mwaleghu, a 19-year old form-one student at a secondary school in Voi Sub-County. Mwaleghu spends most of…

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