LGBQ Persons have rights, Deputy CJ nominee Mwilu tells MPs

26 Oct 2016

Deputy Chief Justice nominee Philomena Mwilu has said the rights of gay people are protected though same sex marriages are outlawed by the constitution. Mwilu told the National Assembly Justice and Legal Affairs Committee, during her vetting on Tuesday, that gay people have freedom of choice. “For me to answer the question about gayism, I…

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Kenya’s Anti-Gay Laws Hurting The LGBQ Community

17 Oct 2016

In Kenya, Lesbians, Gays, Transgender and Bisexuals are often stigmatized, discriminated and subjected to attacks because of their sexual orientations. Out of the 54 countries in Africa, Kenya is among the 37 countries that have criminalized homosexual acts. According to Pew Global Attitudes Project (2007), 97% of Kenyans believe that homosexuality is a way of…

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Judge Defends Ruling on Gays and Lesbians

12 Oct 2016

A High Court judge on Wednesday defended his ruling that homosexuals register their organisation. Justice Isaac Lenaola, who is seeking to join the Supreme Court, told the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) that the Constitution espouses the rights of every Kenyan including gays and bisexual and transgender people. He said his decision took into account the…

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Judge Says Kenyans Will Accept SOGIE Issues, But It Will Take Time

06 Oct 2016

A senior judge on Wednesday said SOGIE issues “will eventually be accepted in Kenya though it would take years”. Justice Wanjiru Karanja of the Court of Appeal told the Judicial Service Commission that Kenya was a nascent democracy, where tradition and culture were highly valued, and that even old democracies such as the US took centuries…

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