Entry #11697: Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Kenya

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RegionKenya
IssueLegal recognition of non-binary gender
StatusIntersex only
Start DateJul 26, 2022
End Datenow
DescriptionThe Children Act 2022 states that “The Principal Registrar shall take measures to ensure correct documentation and registration of intersex children at birth.” There's also an amendment to the Births and Deaths Registration Act which states that the Register “shall include details of an intersex child and intersex person.”
Sourceshttps://www.judiciary.go.ke/download/the-children-act-2022/ (pages 441 and 604)


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Revision by Markissik. Reversed the previous version. Someone had vandalised this entry. All sources are listed.

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueNot legally recognizedIntersex only
Start DateJan 2022Jul 26, 2022
Descriptionbanned completelyThe Children Act 2022 states that “The Principal Registrar shall take measures to ensure correct documentation and registration of intersex children at birth.” There's also an amendment to the Births and Deaths Registration Act which states that the Register “shall include details of an intersex child and intersex person.”
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banned completely The Children Act 2022 states that “The Principal Registrar shall take measures to ensure correct documentation and registration of intersex children at birth.” There's also an amendment to the Births and Deaths Registration Act which states that the Register “shall include details of an intersex child and intersex person.”
Sourceshttps://web.archive.org/web/20140606193855/http://www.kenyalaw.org/Downloads/GreyBook/8.%20The%20Penal%20Code.pdfhttps://www.judiciary.go.ke/download/the-children-act-2022/ (pages 441 and 604)
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https://web.archive.org/web/20140606193855/http://www.kenyalaw.org/Downloads/GreyBook/8.%20The%20Penal%20Code.pdf https://www.judiciary.go.ke/download/the-children-act-2022/ (pages 441 and 604)

Revision by johnteg. fake news it's banned

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueIntersex onlyNot legally recognized
Start DateJul 2022Jan 2022
DescriptionIntersex people can now be identified with an I gender marker on their birth certificate in Kenya. Genital surgery on intersex babies is now punishable by a 5000$ fine.banned completely
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Intersex people can now be identified with an I gender marker on their birth certificate in Kenya. Genital surgery on intersex babies is now punishable by a 5000$ fine. banned completely
Sourceshttps://www.kuchutimes.com/2022/08/kenya-amends-constitution-to-protect-intersex-children/
https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/landmark-intersex-rights-law-takes-effect-in-kenya.html?fbclid=IwAR2LDAs7RrgRLdz_3zgMkUUcU0ixCz2sbHbXvqt5shyspOOzTcZeBDIqfTE
https://web.archive.org/web/20140606193855/http://www.kenyalaw.org/Downloads/GreyBook/8.%20The%20Penal%20Code.pdf
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https://www.kuchutimes.com/2022/08/kenya-amends-constitution-to-protect-intersex-children/ https://southfloridagaynews.com/World/landmark-intersex-rights-law-takes-effect-in-kenya.html?fbclid=IwAR2LDAs7RrgRLdz_3zgMkUUcU0ixCz2sbHbXvqt5shyspOOzTcZeBDIqfTE https://web.archive.org/web/20140606193855/http://www.kenyalaw.org/Downloads/GreyBook/8.%20The%20Penal%20Code.pdf
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