Govt probes syndicate involved in gay sex business

Tanzania President John Magufuli addresses a press conference at State House, Nairobi, on October 31, 2016. His deputy Health minister said a gay syndicate is being investigated and would prosecute those involved in gay business. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Gay male sex is punishable by anything from 30 years to life imprisonment under Tanzanian law, but there is no such ban on lesbian relations.
  • In July last year, the regional commissioner of Dar es Salaam announced a crackdown against gays, followed by arrests in clubs.



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