Gay Kenyans warn Uganda-style anti-gay bill is coming

Published: February 28, 2014

 Gay rights activists are fighting to stop a Uganda-style anti-gay bill in Kenya.

 
Denis Nzioka, a gay rights activist in Kenya, and his colleagues are planning to combat against an anti-gay parliamentary caucus to address the ‘issue’ of homosexuality.
 
Led by Kiharu MP Irungu Kangata, the leaders have demanded anti-gay laws in the African country to be stricter and enforced.
 
‘We will be raising this question in the floor of the house and have the [Director of Public Prosecutions] and the [Attorney General] to explain why police have failed to arrest perpetrators of these crimes,’ Kangata said, while likening homosexuality to stealing or murder.
 
As Uganda and Nigeria have enacted strict anti-gay laws, several lobby groups and religious associations have also called for more extreme anti-gay laws.
 
According to Pew Research, 90% of Kenyans also support greater oppression of the LGBTI community.

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