24 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Supreme Court of Kenya has dismissed this Friday the Government’s decision to prevent the registration in 2013 of an NGO in favor of the rights of the LGTBI community and has now endorsed its inclusion on the grounds that the group has the right to associate and organize.
Thus, it has rejected the decision of the board in charge of analyzing the case and that it decided to reject the registration considering that it is a discriminatory measure, although it has ruled that homosexuality continues to be illegal in the country, according to information from the newspaper ‘The Standard’.
Judicial sources have indicated that the measure was “unconstitutional” since it limited the right of association by denying the registration of the NGO based solely on the sexual orientation of its members.
The judicial decision allows members of the LGTBI community to now seek formal recognition before the NGO Coordination Board.