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Press Release: Appeal Court Hears Case Against Forced Anal Examinations

On Wednesday 11 October 2017, the Court of Appeal in Mombasa will hear a case against the state’s cruel and degrading treatment of two Kenyan men from Kwale County. The two men were arrested on February 2015 on suspicion of engaging in consensual sexual acts in private on dates unknown, as a result of rumours that they may be gay. The men were then subjected to forced HIV testing and anal examinations under a magistrates order.

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OPPORTUNITY: KELIN Kenya Seeks to Hire a Programs Officer

In the implementation of our programs and related activities, we utilize a rights-based approach; prioritizing the key principles of people-centeredness, accountability, equality, and non-discrimination. By taking this approach we ensure the involvement of both the rights holders, who are not experiencing full rights, and the duty bearers who are duty bound to protect the holders’ rights.

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Five LGBTI Identifying Kenyans Drag State to Court over Discriminatory Laws

shares Five homosexuals, including a Kisumu based priest, have moved to court over discriminatory acts against them based on their sexual orientation. The homosexuals, together with two lobby groups – Gay and Lesbians Coalition of Kenya and  Nyanza, Western and Rift Valley network – and the Kenya Human Rights Commission have sued the state. They […]

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YHEPP Releases A Guide to Help LGBTI Youth Deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The guide indicates some of the major causes of PTSD as being sexual abuse, emotional abuse, rape, being held hostage, hijacking, kidnapping and being subjected to torture. It also lists some of the most common symptoms of the disorder as- flashbacks, bad dreams, frightening thoughts, feeling emotionally numb, having trouble recollecting memories, feeling of strong guilt or worry, being easily startled, difficulty sleeping, and anger outbursts among other.

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KENYA: Forced Anal Examinations in Homosexuality Cases Challenged in Court

Court earlier this week heard a constitutional petition challenging the use of forced anal examinations of men accused of homosexuality. Under international law, forced anal examinations are a form of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment that may amount to torture, a practice that is widely common in sodomy and homosexuality cases in the East African nation.