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KENYA

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of 10 years or more
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
Adoption: No
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: No

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Do you feel safe when gathering with other LGBTI people in public spaces in KENYA?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Yes

No, there is no police protection (0 %) No, the police might harass us (0 %) No, owners of establishment won’t allow us to gather (0 %) Yes (100%)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in KENYA...
Nancy (user currently living in KENYA) posted for lesbian readers on 15/04/2012 tagged with illegality of female to female relationships +5
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Life of a Kenyan Lesbian

In kenya sex is a social taboo topic to speak about. The community is so christian and makes it hard to adress the day to day lie of lesbians.
Sexual acts between two women is illegal and is penishable under Section 162 of the penal code states that “any person who has canal knowledge of another person against the order of nature is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years� Any person – includes both male and female.
How ever if an elderly woman can not have children she is allowed under the customary law of kenya to marry other young women for thee purpose of having children. No sexual intercoures is involved
Lesbians can not join the amy forces and they can not get married or adopt children.
In Kenya many lesbians hide from the public and the few bold ones like sylvia, pouline, faith, yvonne,jounior,akinyi, kathrine, maryanne anome others are harrased by the public, police, family. Some are extorted money, detained, beaten,jailed with but the charges are altered.
Its a hard life of a kenyan lesbian.
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Nancy (user currently living in KENYA) posted for lesbian readers on 15/04/2012 tagged with illegality of female to female relationships +5
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Life of a Kenyan Lesbian

In kenya sex is a social taboo topic to speak about. The community is so christian and makes it hard to adress the day to day lie of lesbians.
Sexual acts between two women is illegal and is penishable under Section 162 of the penal code states that “any person who has canal knowledge of another person against the order of nature is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years� Any person – includes both male and female.
How ever if an elderly woman can not have children she is allowed under the customary law of kenya to marry other young women for thee purpose of having children. No sexual intercoures is involved
Lesbians can not join the amy forces and they can not get married or adopt children.
In Kenya many lesbians hide from the public and the few bold ones like sylvia, pouline, faith, yvonne,jounior,akinyi, kathrine, maryanne anome others are harrased by the public, police, family. Some are extorted money, detained, beaten,jailed with but the charges are altered.
Its a hard life of a kenyan lesbian.
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outinkenya (user currently living in KENYA) posted for gay lesbian readers on 05/10/2012 tagged with sexual orientation
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Hi,
Actually, it is possible to adopt a child in Kenya even if you are lesbian or gay.
OUTINKENYA
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