Tag Archives: William Ruto

Obama in Kenya: ‘Treat people equally under the law’

The Washington Blade reports: President Obama [today] discussed LGBT rights during a press conference in Nairobi with his Kenyan counterpart. “With respect to the rights of gays and lesbians, I’ve been consistent all across Africa on this,” said Obama in … Continue reading

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Obama: one of many opposed to Kenya’s anti-gay policies

Repression of LGBTI people in Kenya and Guinea has come under fire from abroad as part of the past year’s United Nations review of countries’ human rights records. U.S. President Barack Obama, currently visiting the East African nation of Kenya, … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Kenyans fear upcoming Obama visit

Kenya was already in a tizzy about LGBTI rights even before people’s attention turned to the upcoming visit of President Obama. The High Court had ruled on April 24 that the government had no right to refuse recognition to a … Continue reading

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Tabloid joins politician, bishops in targeting LGBTI Kenyans

In the wake of last month’s High Court decision in favor of a Kenyan organization seeking human rights for LGBTI people, some anti-gay Kenyans have opened the door to even more intense persecution of LGBTI Kenyans. The latest step in … Continue reading

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Kenya making progress, but anti-gay violence continues

Kenyans are gradually becoming more tolerant of LGBT people, but a violent anti-gay campaign is currently under way, says the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK). The apparent trigger for the Kenyan violence was an uproar about homosexuality, provoked … Continue reading

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Protest over Kenyan claim that homosexuals = dogs

Human rights activists in Kenya have united to decry hate speech used yesterday by candidate William Ruto during Kenya’s deputy presidential debate. Quoting inaccurately from the Bible (Rev. 22:15), Ruto said that the Bible equates homosexuals with dogs. He said … Continue reading

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