Kenya police raided a party as a Ugandan LGBTI Refugee was celebrating his own sendoff party to resettle in a third country. This was after the neighbors called the police.The incidence happened in Kawangware where many Ugandan LGBTI refugees are staying due to the fact that refugee camps are even more hostile to live in.
As of now the poor young man who was the host is under police custody with many others , though a few managed to escape. Should he not get bailed out on time he stands to lose his mandate and hence start over.
With the Kenyan gov’t recently passing the anti terrorism law, refugees are supposed to be in gazetted areas. This seems not to be going well though.
We won’t stop advising our Ugandan refugee folks in Nairobi and other cities in Kenya that its not safe and hid to concerns and advise of well wishers.
Organisations HIAS,UNHCR among others should step up on sensitizing some of these folks even apply more stringent measures otherwise crisis keeps looming.
Good luck to all those who have landed in trouble and hope you get sorted out sooner than later.