​Kenya’s gay sex ruling divides opinion

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Gay activists in Kenya are planning to appeal against a High Court ruling upholding the criminalisation of gay sex.”We will appeal. We expect that the court of appeal will overturn this erroneous decision which in our view is very biased,” Eric Gitari, one of the petitioners, told reporters.
Some of his colleagues in court cried and others expressed their disappointment.
The judges’ ruling was, however, welcomed by religious groups.
Some of them clapped and thanked the judges.

The three judges said that while they respected changes to laws banning gay sex in other countries, it was the court’s duty to respect prevailing Kenyan values.

Many African countries still enforce strict laws governing homosexuality, in most cases a legacy of laws imposed by the colonial rulers.
Our colleagues in the capital, Nairobi, snapped these pictures of the contrasting reaction of the two sides:

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