Safe Houses for the LGBTI Ugandans in Kenya

Over 300 asylum seekers in Kenya who allegedly fled the homophobia and persecution in Uganda are still faced with physical and mental torture as fellow asylum seekers in Kenyan refugee camps turns more hostile. LGBTI asylum seekers cannot easily integrate in to this homophobic society where bullying, harassment and arrests by security agents are already at the increase.

Court Rules That Kenyan Government Can't Block Gay Rights Groups

Kenya's High Court has ruled that the government can no longer block LGBT groups from formally registering their organisations. A pro-gay group in the country, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, has fought a long-running legal battle after being blocked from registering as an NGO – leaving them without a number of legal protections.

Kenya Is Making Progress on Gay Rights, Says AG Githu Muigai

Attorney General Githu Muigai said last month that Kenya has made progress on rights of the country’s gay community. Githui was speaking during a session of the 21st Universal Periodic Review, at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, the headquarters of the United Nations in Europe where Kenya’s human rights records is being assessed. The Attorney General was responding to recommendations made by Slovenia, Sweden, Brazil and Chile that Kenya should decriminalize same sex relations and adopt non-discrimination law covering Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI).

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