• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✖ Illegal
  • Age of Consent
    N/A
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Kenya ranks #29 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(90%) No
Yes (8%)

History

Homosexual activity in Kenya

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Current status
(since Aug 1, 1930)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Article 162, 163 and 165 prohibits homosexuality and offender is punishable by from 5 to 14 years in prison.
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Aug 1, 1930–May 4, 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Five to fourteen years in prison. Not enforced. Kenyan High Court is currently debating if to decriminalize homosexuality.
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Same-sex marriage in Kenya

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Current status
(since Nov 29, 1902)
Not legal
Marriage defined as a union between a man and a woman
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Nov 29, 1902–Mar 11, 2018
Unrecognized
Not criminalized. Homosexuality is illegal though.
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Right to change legal gender in Kenya

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Requires permission by doctors.
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Same-sex adoption in Kenya

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Mar 1, 2002–Apr 10, 2018
Illegal
Homosexuality is still illegal.
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Current status
(since Mar 1, 2002)
Illegal
Same-sex couples or even homosexuals are not allowed to adopt in Kenya. Chapter 141, Section 158 of Kenya's The Children Act states: "An adoption order shall not be made if the applicant or, in the case of joint applicants, both or any of them [...] is a homosexual."
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LGBT discrimination in Kenya

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Aug 1, 1930–May 3, 2018
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal.
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Current status
(since Aug 1, 1930)
No protections
As homosexuality is currently illegal, discrimination against LGBT persons are legal.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Kenya

?
Current status
(since Aug 1, 1930)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Kenya

?
Current status
(since Aug 1, 1930)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Kenya

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Aug 1, 1930–Apr 23, 2018
Ambiguous
No law criminalizing homosexuality serving. But homosexuality is currently illegal.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Illegal
The International Lesbian and Gay Association states that homosexuals are not allowed to serve in the Kenya Defence Forces, however, it's unclear if this is a written law and if so, when this law was passed.
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Equal age of consent in Kenya

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Current status
N/A
The age of consent in Kenya is 16 years for heterosexuals. Since homosexual activity is illegal, there is no age of consent for homosexuals.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Kenya

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Kenya

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Current status
Not banned
Homosexuality is still illegal. Homosexuality is considered a disease.
Sources:
No
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