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Azimio MP Tables Bill Against LBGTQ

Peter Kaluma, a member of parliament for Homa Bay Town, wants anybody found guilty of homosexuality and other unlawful sexual behavior to receive a life sentence or a comparable penalty.

According to Kaluma, he plans to introduce a bill to the National Assembly that will toughen up the punishment for violators.

The lawmakers stated on Twitter that "we must stop bestiality, homosexuality, and those other unnatural actions before the vices ruin our civilization."

He stated that the goal of his proposed measure is to advance the family protection provisions of Article 45(2) of the Constitution.

He emphasized that the proposal will strengthen the penalty for unnatural sexual practices in addition to consolidating the current laws on the subject.

The High Court affirmed regulations that make homosexual conduct between consenting adults illegal on May 24, 2019.

Three Kenyan organizations that support the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people petitioned the court in 2016, and the court was considering their request.

The organizations said that criminalizing same-sex behavior in violation of articles 162 and 165 of the penal code breaches Kenya's constitution's guarantees of equality, non-discrimination, human dignity, security, privacy, and health.

British colonizers originally enacted Kenya's anti-homosexuality laws in 1897.

Carnal knowledge against the natural order is punishable by up to 14 years in jail under Article 162, while "indecent practices between males" are punishable by up to five years in prison under Article 165.

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