Kenyan anger over paintings promoting homosexuality

One of the rainbow flags painted on a footbridge in Nairobi. Artistes behind rainbow flag accused of secretly promoting homosexuality with the LGBT flag. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The rainbow flag can be found on some stairs, leading to a footbridge near the University of Nairobi, which have been painted in the colours of the rainbow.

  • Homosexual acts are illegal in Kenya, punishable by 14 years in jail.

  • Kenya's High Court is due to rule in May on whether to decriminalise gay sex.

A group of street artists has been using the walls and stairs of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, as their canvass — but one of the works has resurrected a debate about homosexuality in Kenya.


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