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.
RAINBOW CHILDHOODS: A Powerful Compilation of Stories Detailing Growing Up as an LGBTQ+ Person in Kenya
The extremely reflective series of self-discovery and acceptance will take many down the familiar road of coming to grips with one’s sexuality or gender in a highly homophobic society.
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.
Binyavanga Wainaina, a renowned Kenyan author and frontline LGBTQ activist has passed on- the outspoken human rights defender died at 10:00pm on 21st May 2019, after suffering a stroke.
In a significant win for human rights, the Court of Appeal in Nairobi upheld a 2015 High Court decision compelling the Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Board to officially register the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) as an NGO.
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 […]
With less than a month for the ruling to be heard on Kenya’s groundbreaking case to have homosexuality decriminalized, it cannot be denied that the movement is setting precedence in the struggle for the rights of LGBTIQ persons in the region.
Kenya’s National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission was last week awarded the Paris Prize LGBT Rights Awards where they had been nominated in the International category. The award was received by Eric Gitari, the NGLHRC’S Executive Director.