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The UK Home Office has lost its bid to deport Kenneth Macharia, who fears homophobic persecution if he were to return to Kenya. A gay Kenyan man has won a five-year-old legal battle to stay in the United Kingdom, with his lawyer successfully arguing that he would face grave danger...
Rafiki Film
A Kenyan court has refused to end the ban on the internationally acclaimed lesbian movie Rafiki, saying the producers failed to produce evidence that banning the film infringed on freedom of expression. Rafiki, based on the award-winning short story Jambula Tree by Monica Arac de Nyeko, is a coming of...
A petition to have homosexuality decriminalised in Kenya has failed with the African nation’s High Court ruling to uphold the colonial-era legislation criminalising homosexuality. The unanimous ruling by the High Court which has left the marginalised and threatened LGBTI community devastated, concludes the saga which started in 2016 when the case was...
Despite being one of the most well known LGBTI+ activists in Kenya, the South African government has turned down George Barasa’s application for asylum, with officials demanding he first prove his sexuality. Barasa, who is facing death threats, after becoming one of the first people to come out on Kenyan...

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