The murder of gay rights activist David Kato brought attention to the injustice and violence LGBT people face every day in Uganda. In Kenya, Uganda’s neighbor, homosexuality is illegal and punishable by up to 14 years in prison.
The Pew Global Attitudes Project released a study four years ago which found that 96% of Kenyans said homosexuality should be rejected by society, one of the highest percentages of the 44 countries surveyed.
Last fall, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga publicly condemned gays and lesbians. According to the Associated Press, Odinga said: “The constitution is very clear on this issue and men or women found engaging in homosexuality will not be spared.”
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