Anal exam to test homosexuality is illegal, court finds

Court of Appeal has ruled that forced anal examination of men suspected of being gay is unlawful. FILE PHOTO | NATION FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Two men were arrested in 2015 in Ukunda, Kwale County on suspicion of having sex.
  • The men said they were subjected to forced anal examination by police and staff at a public hospital in Mombasa on orders of a Kwale court.

The Court of Appeal has ruled that forced anal examinations used to determine whether gay men engaged in sex is illegal.

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