Court begin case to legalise gay sex in Kenya

A court case has begun in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, challenging laws which prohibit sexual activity between two people of the same gender.

The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is behind the case and argues that two laws from the colonial era contravene sections of Kenya’s constitution which protects everyone from discrimination and violence.

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Under the current law gay sex can be punished with a 14-year prison sentence. Christian and Muslim civil society groups are arguing for the law to remain in place

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