“Pan Africa ILGA and GIN are concerned about the growing number of torture happening to the LGBTQ+ persons in the camp. the brutal attacks, continue to emerge for years now and it is high time this must be addressed
Kawira, a dedicated LGBTIQ rights defender, used her creativity to advocate for the rights of both sexual and gender minorities; she channeled her advocacy efforts through use of art. One of her reputable projects, ‘To Revolutionary Type Love’ saw her create kangas featuring several celebrated LGBTIQ rights activists.
The LGBTIQ refugees were first isolated, then alienated from the protection system and then left to survive in Nairobi. This was without the needed capacity building, sustainable solutions or networks and, regard to the nature of their background and potentials. These are now evident. These gaps have led to consequences never-seen before in Nairobi.
A violent altercation occurred during the march and several refugees were attacked. It is unclear at this point whether the attacks were from police or civilians (or both), or what provoked the violence. One refugee (who would prefer to remain anonymous due to detainment) stated that local police were first to take aggressive action against the marchers and members of the community then joined the attacks.