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Kenya High Court delays ruling on law banning gay sex to May 24: judge

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Supporters and opponents of gay rights said on Friday they accepted a decision by Kenya’s High Court to delay for another three months a ruling on whether to strike down a colonial-era law banning gay sex.

REUTERS

Excitement, anger as Kenya awaits ruling on decriminalizing gay sex

Phelix Kasanda — affectionately called Mama G by his friends — spends most days in hiding, frightened his work as a prominent gay activist means he could be attacked again.

NBC NEWS

I flew economy class on Kenya Airways twice in Africa to see if its short flights are as good as its flagship planes

NIcknamed 'the Pride of Africa,' Kenya Airways is the flag carrier of Kenya and a member of SkyTeam Alliance, operating in 53 cities around the world. While Kenya Airways hasn't won any major awards, it's consistently ranked as one of the best African airlines. With a number of flights in Africa ove

BUSINESS INSIDER

Kenya LGBT: Decriminalisation of gay sex could ‘hail a new dawn’ at home and across Africa

On Friday, Kenya’s High Court will decide whether to strike down two sections of its colonial-era penal code, which criminalise gay sex. LGBT+ activists at the heart of the legal battle say the ruling could open up a “world of opportunities for queer people in Kenya.”

PINKNEWS

‘Lives are hanging on the line’: Kenya halts landmark ruling on gay rights

Judges in Kenya have postponed a long-awaited landmark ruling that could have seen sex between men or between women decriminalised. The bid by LGBT campaigners to have colonial era legislation struck out has been closely watched by activists across Africa.

THE GUARDIAN

Water deal crucial for Kenya oil project might slip into Q3-Tullow

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A deal with local Kenyan authorities that would allow Tullow Oil to pump water to pressurise oil wells, crucial for a final green light for the country’s only oil project, may be delayed to the third quarter, a Tullow executive said on Friday.

REUTERS

Kenya Moore & Baby Brooklyn Spent Valentine’s Day in NYC…

For ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ cast member Kenya Moore is basking in the joys of motherhood. The new mom recently shared more photos of Baby Brooklyn, who was conceived through rigorous in-vetro fertilization treatments, as they readied for a trip to visit her sperm donor daddy Marc Daly in NYC.

STRAIGHTFROMTHEA.COM

Kenya High Court delays ruling on anti-gay sodomy law

Kenya’s High Court has delayed a ruling on whether the country’s colonial-era sodomy law is unconstitutional. The highly anticipated decision was expected to be announced on Friday, but the court said it will now issue it on May 24. Voice of America reported Justice Chacha Mwita said the court needs

WASHINGTON BLADE

Kenya Moore’s Baby and Dog Have Cute Faceoff That Leaves Fans Laughing Right Along

Kenya Moore’s baby girl is the pride and joy of the former “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, and that may have led to some confusion for one of her dogs. Well, that makes two of them.

ATLANTA BLACKSTAR

Kenya eyes locations for the country’s first observatory

Researchers in Kenya are scouting locations for what would be the country’s first astronomical observatory. Mount Nyiro and Mount Kulal, both of which are in north-western Kenya near Lake Turkana, are being eyed as potential sites. A decision is expected to be made within the next two years with the

PHYSICS WORLD

Decision on scrapping law making homosexuality illegal is postponed by Kenya's High Court

Kenya's High Court on Friday postponed a much-anticipated ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, citing a heavy case load. The delay was met with dismay by Kenya's LGBT community and their allies, who have been anxiously awaiting a ruling on the petition, which

DAILY MAIL

Disappointment as Kenya court delays decision on anti-gay laws

Nairobi (AFP) - Kenya's High Court on Friday postponed a much-anticipated ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, citing a heavy case load.

YAHOO!

Kenya court ruling to decriminalise gay sex is delayed

Kenya’s High Court has delayed its ruling to decriminalise gay sex in the country. The High Court had been scheduled to issue its verdict on whether to repeal Sections 162 (a) and (c) and Sections 165 of Kenya’s colonial-era Penal Code, which was introduced by the British Empire in 1930.

PINKNEWS

Kenya court postpones decision on homosexuality laws

Nairobi (AFP) - Kenya's High Court on Friday postponed a much-anticipated ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, citing a heavy case load.

YAHOO!

I flew economy class on Kenya Airways' flagship 787 Dreamliner to see if 'the Pride of Africa' stacks up to the world's top airlines

Nicknamed "the Pride of Africa," Kenya Airways is the flag carrier of Kenya and a member of SkyTeam Alliance, operating in 53 cities around the world. It recently launched a direct flight from New York to Nairobi, with plans to up to 20 new destinations in Africa, Europe, and Asia in the coming year

BUSINESS INSIDER

‘Waters’ group connects with orphans in Kenya

In faraway Kenya, a boy named Titus grabbed his brother and fled what had once been his family farm. At night they had to sleep in trees for fear of dangerous animals and possibly just-as-dangerous people.

THENEWSLEADERS.COM

Kenya is close to legalizing homosexuality. What about the rest of Africa?

NAIROBI — Across Africa and the world, LGBT communities are anxiously watching a court case in Kenya’s capital. On Friday morning, a magistrate here is expected to either retain a colonial-era law that criminalizes homosexuality, or scrap it, which would put Kenya in a small group of African nations

WASHINGTON POST

Kenya’s highest court delays ruling on homosexuality

NAIROBI, Kenya — The Kenyan High Court has delayed a ruling on whether to repeal sections of the penal code that make gay sex punishable by up to 14 years in prison. The court in Nairobi was scheduled to announce its decision on Friday, but at a brief sitting the judge said they still needed to work

HASTINGS TRIBUNE

Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Friday postponed a ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships, disappointing many in the country's LGBT community. The ruling will not be made until May 24 because some judges had been busy, Justice Chaacha Mwita of the High Court said.

AP

Kenya court set to rule on whether to scrap anti-gay laws

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extortion, physical assaults, verbal abuse, denial of state services, forceful evictions, harassment, being disowned by family members. These and many other challenges may begin to fade away for the Kenyan gay community if a court rules Friday in their favor to abolish laws tha

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