Just when you thought that Kenya was beginning to see the light, comes this.
This is the reason why the effort by Uganda’s Parliament should send a chill down the spines of the gay men and women there. Though it is virtually impossible to prove homo-sodomy if there is no complainant, the law can be [mis]used in the kind of manner shown in Mombasa where men are paraded in front of the cameras and humiliated – all in a mock pretense at seeking justice.
In this case, one of the men denied the charges and the second one admitted to it. That in itself speaks to the silliness of such cases. For, should the state convict one or both men, what/whose interest will that ruling serve?
And as for the gay men and women living in these countries? Talk about tough times ahead.
- Gays flee to Kenya, fearing for their lives (haleybehre.wordpress.com)
- Gay men become sex slaves in Arab Gulf (creepingsharia.wordpress.com)
- Kenya’s legal same-sex marriages (bbc.co.uk)
- ‘Gay Rights Are Human Rights’ Says Kenya’s Chief Justice (npitapete.wordpress.com)
- Anti-homosexuality in East Africa: The 21st century race problem? (evanlieberman.org)