LGBT rights in Kenya

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Homosexual acts are illegal in Kenya and punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Although the state often turns a blind eye to prosecute gay people.[1][2]

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According to a 2013 survey by the Pew Research Center, 90% of Kenyans believe that homosexuality should not be accepted by society.[3]

Statements[change | change source]

While addressing a joint press conference with President Barack Obama in 2015, President Kenyatta declined to assure Kenya's commitment to gay rights. He said that "the issue of gay rights is really a non-issue... But there are some things that we must admit we don't share. Our culture, our societies don't accept."[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Laws on Homosexuality in African Nations". Library of Congress. 2015. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  2. "Here are the 10 countries where homosexuality may be punished by death". The Washington Post. 16 June 2016. Archived from the original on 29 June 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. "The Global Divide on Homosexuality." Archived 3 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine pewglobal. 4 June 2013. 4 June 2013.
  4. Scott, Holmes, Eugene, Kristen (25 July 2017). "Obama lectures Kenyan president on gay rights". CNN. Archived from the original on 15 May 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2020.