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Gay sex in Kenya ruling postponed by the High Court

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The much awaited ruling on whether to discriminate gay sex in Kenya has been postponed by the High Court to May 24th.

Speaking in Court, Justice Chacha Mwita apologized for the disappointment.

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He further added that he could not make the decision alone as a three judge bench should be present and they are absent for the time being.

One of the judges is off for leave while two others are occupied in other benches making it hard to have all of them together in the time being.

Gay sex in Kenya has so far seen eight petitions brought before the court since 2016 among them being that from the Human Rights Commission approving same sex marriage.

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Petitioners in the debate seek revisions of some of the sections in the Kenya Penal Code in the constitution saying that they are against human rights.

Some sections of the penal code state the minimum sentence for indecent practice between male attract a five year jail term.

Members of the LGBT community in Kenya have come out strongly sitting the various forms of abuse they have faced from physical abuse, sexual violation, expulsion just to mention but a few.

Religious leaders in Kenya have however stood on their grounds condemning gay sex in Kenya terming it illegal.

The president at one time during a media session termed the debate as a none issue in Kenya

Slavian Mwangecho
Passionate blogger on a day to day activities happening in Kenya, Africa and around the world. A keen follower of the latest news making headlines around the world

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