Dubai: Police entrap, arrest gay Kenyan

Dubai is on the Persian Gulf on the northern coast of the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai is on the Persian Gulf on the northern coast of the United Arab Emirates.

Identity Kenya reports:

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – A gay Kenyan has been arrested after police laid a trap for him using an on-line gay dating service, Identity Kenya has confirmed.

Friends of Jimmy confirmed to Identity Kenya this morning that Jimmy was arrested after he met an undercover police officer who had been in touch with him using an online dating service.

The two are alleged to have met online several weeks ago and continued communicating before they decided to meet last week.

The arrest, according to the information we received, was made last week on Thursday. Jimmy is currently in a Dubai jail awaiting charges and possible prosecution. …

Jimmy works as a [receptionist] in one of the hotels in the city and is said to have arrived there early this year.

‘He is fine,’ said one friend to Jimmy. ‘We cannot involve or inform his family back in Kenya as yet because I think he can be released. He is also not open about his sexuality.’

For more information, read the full article in Identity Kenya:  “Gay Kenyan Arrested After Falling In Dubai Police Trap.”

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]

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