In 2013, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) initiated the process to reserve a name for registration as an NGO under the NGO Coordination Board. However, the names proposed were deemed unacceptable. After three unsuccessful attempts to change the name, NGLHRC filed petition 440 of 2013 at the High Court. The legal…

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In the complex landscape of Kenya’s human rights struggles, the historical implications of colonisation echo through the present, particularly regarding the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender-diverse (LGBTQ+) individuals. Inherited from its colonial past, our legal system bears the burden of archaic laws criminalising same-sex sexual activity. Despite the Constitution of Kenya (2010)…

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