The proposed Bill to criminalize homosexuality in Kenya that the MP for Homabay, George Kaluma intends to sponsor is a disgrace to the country. The MP, in his letter, dated 22nd February 2023, proposes a life sentence for those found to have engaged in homosexual acts.
The MP, in his letter, dated 22nd February 2023, proposes a life sentence for those found to have engaged in homosexual acts.
mp. george kaluma’s proposal
This bill amounts to an assault on civil freedoms. It is sad that Hon. Kaluma is fueling the repression of the marginalized and oppressed sections of society.
We urge everyone who cares for human rights and democracy to stand up for the rights of the LGBTQ community in Kenya. Everyone who dreams of a better future for all Kenyans, including political parties, should push for fairer, more inclusive laws that would protect the basic rights and freedoms of all Kenyans, including those of LGBTQ people.
We will oppose this Bill both in Parliament and in our Courts.