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Kenya's High Court has upheld a law which bans gay sex. The judges rejected claims that a colonial-era law violated Kenya's new constitution, which guarantees equality, dignity and privacy to all citizens. The penal code criminalises "carnal knowledge against the order of nature" - widely understood to refer to anal intercourse between men. Gay sex is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Kenya's National Gay And Lesbian Human Rights Commission says it has dealt with 15 prosecutions under the penal codes in 2018, with no convictions. But it had argued for the law to be scrapped because it gives rise to a climate of homophobia. In 2016, LGBT rights activists filed a case with Kenya's Hig... Full story

24 May

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