Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya. Homosexuality between men, defined as “carnal knowledge against the order of nature” is punishable by between 5 and 15 years’ imprisonment. Social hostility to homosexuality is strong. It is viewed as abnormal, against the natural order and taboo.
The Anglican Church of Kenya argues that homosexuality is immoral and against the teaching of the Bible. The Church as failed to implement the Listening Process requested by the Lambeth Conference in 1998. However, Archbishop David Gitari said the Church has a duty to extend pastoral care to all irrespective of their moral or spiritual standing.
Changing Attitude has a presence in Kenya., The Revd Michael Kimindu, an Anglican priest who advocates for LGBTI people is our contact in Nairobi. Michael is also coordinator of Other Sheep Ministries in Kenya and a Metropolitan Community Church minister.
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