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Are Transgender or LGBT People Criminalized in Kenya?

There are a lot of Kenyans and a huge section of the international community that believe that transgender and/or LGBT people are criminalized in Kenya. Most of these point at the Constitution and the few who know a little law will implicate the penal code of Kenya. This article is meant to educate the general public on the provisions of Kenya’s law and the implications of these provisions. Service providers, police officers, legal practitioners, activists, students and educators are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the content of this article.


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  1. am transgender, with no family support at all.my body dysphoria is becoming very unbearable for me that am planning to drop out of school.I can’t think of anything else but death.please help

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