Kenyan Court Postpones Ruling on Homosexuality

The much anticipated ruling in the case challenging the Kenyan anti-Homosexuality Clauses of the Penal Code which criminalizes homosexuality has been postponed. Eric Gitari v Attorney General & another (Petition no. 150 of 2016), brought by the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) challenges Sections 162 a) c) 163, 165, of the Kenyan Penal Code. Activists and human rights defenders in Kenya and around the world have been waiting anxiously for months for the ruling which had been set for today. The ruling was expected to be handed down by the Court today. The case was filed in 2016 and after many postponements argument was heard during February of 2018. The Kenyan Court

African HRC Statement on Jussie Smollett Homophobic Attack Hoax

Statement by Melanie Nathan, Executive Director of African Human Rights Coalition: I am stunned to hear about the arrest of Jussie Smollett, and the indication by Chicago Police that there is enough evidence to indicate that the homophobic and racist attack that Smollett alleged occurred against him may in fact have been a hoax. What is more stunning is the allegation that he carried out this hoax to impact a higher salary for himself. I am devastated at the thought of how this could detrimentally impact the LGBTQI community. It is my hope that we can avert the harm with productive messaging. I state categorically that African HRC vehemently condemns the actions of Mr. Smollett if proven


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