The Kenyan High Court has rejected a plea to declare sections 162 (a) and (c) and section 165 of the Penal Code unconstitutional. The plea, filed in 2016 by three Kenyan gay rights organisations, claimed that the sections have led to discrimination and the justification of violence against the LGBTQI+ community or persons presenting as such.
The High Court’s ruling goes against the trend of greater liberalisation in a number of African countries.
We mourn, remember and celebrate Binyavanga Wainana an influential Kenyan writer, who was also a beacon for the LGBTQI+ community. We remember Binya with these 10 quotes selected from his speeches, public talks and interviews.
Kenya and South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a foundation for the introduction of Kiswahili as an elective language in the South African educational system. This is South Africa’s next step in fully integrating Kiswahili as an indigenous language to promote unity and social cohesion with fellow Africans.
Binyavanga Wainana was a brilliant writer and sharp thinker, creative and unruly.
We mourn the passing of African literary force and LGBTQI+ activist Binyavanga Wainaina. The Caine prize winner has passed away at the age of 48 after suffering from a stroke.
Many factors have been suggested to explain the dominance of Kenyan middle and long distance runners, and many have been disproved.
Statistics show that at least 70% of the Kenyan population still use traditional medicine. However, if this form of health care is to succeed and endure, especially when practiced in tandem with Western medicine, a serious look at legislation and the regulatory framework is needed.
The community organisation Fatumas Voice will be holding its first Youth Uniting Africa Conference outside of Kenya in June 2019. The goal is to discuss the major challenges currently facing the youth in Africa and identify reasonable and actionable solutions.