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Kenya now eyeing harsher gay laws

Sat 1 Mar 2014 In: International News

File Photo Gay rights campaigners in Kenya say the nation’s leaders are demanding stricter anti-gay laws, and for authorities to act. Activists have told Gay Star News they are planning to fight an anti-gay parliamentary caucus to address the ‘issue’ of homosexuality. They say some leaders have demanded anti-gay laws in the African country to be stricter and enforced. ‘We will be raising this question in the floor of the house and have the [Director of Public Prosecutions] and the [Attorney General] to explain why police have failed to arrest perpetrators of these crimes,’ Kiharu MP Irungu Kangata has said, while likening homosexuality to stealing or murder. Activists on the ground have predicted a Uganda/Nigeria anti-gay bill can’t be far from reality.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 1st March 2014 - 10:38am

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