LGBTQ Rights in Kenya: Debate Intensifies After Supreme Court Verdict
The Kenyan Supreme Court has delivered a judgment on the registration of LGBTQ organizations, sparking diverse opinions. Homa Bay Town’s representative, Peter Kaluma, sought to reverse an earlier ruling that permitted the enlistment of such groups. While various LGBTQ advocacy bodies view this as progress towards equal rights, several, particularly among the religious community, voiced their dissent, feeling it goes against the nation’s core values and traditions. Supkem, Kenya’s primary Islamic organization, showed its displeasure, and Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, leader of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya, also expressed his reservations about the decision.