Chair of Changing Attitude Kenya in hiding after appearing on TV

This week, Changing Attitude England has become involved with our brothers and sisters in Changing Attitude Kenya following the broadcast of three programmes about MSM’s (men who have sex with men) by a local TV station in Kisumu. Dan Onyango is the Programme Coordinator of NYAWEK in Kisumu on the shore of Lake Victoria and […]

Members of NYAWEK in Kisumu, Kenya, report Stella’s release from prison

Brenda Stella Achieng in NYAWEK's office following her release

Fred Ochieng has sent a report of the court hearing which took place last Wednesday, 4 April, when Stella who was born intersex, was released until a further hearing on 18 May. Stella was given the name Michael by her parents at birth, thought they later accepted her choice to identify as female and to […]

Kenyan intersex person in prison protected by Dan and Fred from NYAWEK

Fred Odinga has reported that he and Dan, the Executive Director of NYAWEK in Kisumu, Kenya, have been contacted to respond to the case of an intersex person who is on remand in Kodiaga Prison. Stalla as he/she prefers to be called, because of his/her desire to live independently and to earn a decent living, went to […]

Worshipping with the St Sebastian Fellowship in Kisumu

Fred Odinga, the fellowship leader of the St Sebastian Christian Community

Today I have spent the morning at KIPE , a Kisumu-based HIV prevention, treatment and support programme for youth-most-at-risk for HIV infection and HIV-infected youth. I was there because every Sunday as part of their programme, KIPE hosts the St Sebastian Community, a Christian group which worships at 12noon to 1pm every Sunday. The service is […]

Sexuality and Spirituality Workshop with NYAWEK in Kisumu

Revd Michael Kimindu, Colin Coward, Moses Musonga (Quaker and chair of Other Sheep Afrika) and Dan Onyango outside NYAWEK's office

I have spent today at the NYAWEK (Nyanza Western Kenya LGBTI Coalition) office in Kisumu. The Coalition was formed from a number of pre-existing groups in the Western Region of Kenya which came into being as a result of sexual health and HIV awareness initiatives. NYAWEK’s office is in a building originally built as a […]