The Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, yesterday 24th March 2021, issued a directive ordering United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to shut down Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps.
In my working career that now spans over three decades I have worked with many vulnerable and marginalized groups (handicapped children, psychiatric patients, migrants, sex-workers, survivors of domestic abuse etc. etc.). Nevertheless, I want to argue that LGBTIQ refugees are often in exceptional difficulties.
As the world continues to become lonelier than it already was due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LGBTIQ persons are taking even harder hits with the isolation. Tragedy befell the LGBTIQ community yesterday when 27-year-old Aneste Mweru from Uganda took his own life in Westlands in the Kenyan Capital of Nairobi.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trangender (LGBT+) refugees in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi are staging a peaceful demonstration at the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS) offices urging the concerned authorities to grant them movement passes allowing them to relocate from the main city to Kakuma Refugee camp.
The movie Rafiki, that was previously banned in Kenya for its portrayal of a lesbian romance is now racking in the accolades. Kenyan actress Samantha Mugatsia won the award for best actress at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (Fespaco) in Burkina Faso on Saturday. Mugatsia played the lead character Kena. Rafiki which […]