Friday, Oct 24th


Kenya Country Report for Human Rights Practices fro 2011 by the US Department of State

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Societal Abuses, Discrimination, and Acts of Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity


Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011 United States Department of State • Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

The penal code criminalizes “carnal knowledge against the order of nature,” which is interpreted to prohibit consensual same-sex sexual activity and specifies a maximum penalty of 14 years’ imprisonment. A separate statute specifically criminalizes sex between men and specifies a maximum penalty of 21 years’ imprisonment. Police detained persons under these laws, particularly suspected sex workers, but released them shortly afterward. There were no reported prosecutions of individuals for same-sex sexual activity during the year.


Galck NewsByte

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Greetings from The Gay and Lesbian coalition of Kenya (GALCK).

As we start this year, 2012, we wish to thanks you for your continued
support and continued partnership with us as one of the organizations in
your networks of Human Rights and Social Justice.


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