Police in Kajiado County arrested 3 suspects on Monday for allegedly engaging in homosexual acts.
The three suspects; a teacher and two other unidentified men are being held at Kajiado Police Station.
Kajiado County Police boss has confirmed that the three are set to be arraigned in court on Tuesday.
Three men including a teacher detained at Kajiado police station for allegedly engaging in homosexual acts; suspects to be arraigned tomorrow, police say. pic.twitter.com/FUTYUHfZ3v
— Radio Citizen (@RadioCitizenFM) September 30, 2019
Late last year, police in Mombasa raided a non-governmental organization protecting sexual minorities at the Coast and arrested two of its staff.
Police said they received information, the group was allegedly recruiting youth in the area to join the gay community.
The staff were later released after Mombasa urban OCPD Eliud Monari, lacked enough evidence to charge them.
According to the government, between 2013 and 2017, it had arrested over five hundred people in relation to same-sex relationships.
Kenya’s high court in May, upheld a law banning gay sex, keeping same-sex relations punishable by 14 years in jail.
This was after campaigners filed the petition to decriminalise gay sex arguing that the law violated Kenya’s 2010 constitution, which guarantees equality, dignity and privacy for all citizens.
Same-sex relationships are a crime in more than 70 countries around the world, almost half of them in Africa.
Uganda once enacted a law imposing a life sentence for certain acts of gay sex although it was later nullified by the court.
South Africa is the only African nation to have legalised gay marriage.