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Paying homage to Binyavanga Wainaina

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If life was a highway, then Binyavanga drove on the fast lane.

If he skidded, he hardly took the gas off the pedal. "(Ferdinand Omondi, BBC)

 

Is democracy on retreat? Kenya after the #Repeal162 ruling

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In 2016, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK), and the Nyanza, Rift Valley and Western Kenya Network (NYARWEK) together with partners filed petitions 150 & 234 of 2016 respectively, at the high court. These petitions challenged the constitutionality of sections 162 (a), (c) and 165 of the Penal Code of Kenya.

Kenya's Appeal Court upholds registration of rights body

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The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), a long-standing cooperation partner of hbs on LGBTIQ issues in Kenya, scored a major legal victory today: The Court of Appeal this morning upheld a 2015 High Court decision compelling the Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Board to officially register the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) as an NGO.