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Kenyan President Who Rejected Gay Agenda At Global Population Conference

Former Kenyan leader Uhuru Kenyatta vetoed any gay agenda that was proposed at a world population summit a few years ago.

Kenyatta reaffirmed Kenya's commitment to preserving cultural norms by forbidding any actions that might be viewed as undermining local communities' customs.

It is believed that the former president was alluding to the conference's drive by proponents of sexual and reproductive health for legalised abortion and gay rights.

On May 24, 2019, Kenya's High Court affirmed legislation that makes homosexual conduct between consenting adults illegal.

Although some African nations have revised their stance, several have made homosexuality illegal.

Angola released a new penal code in January 2019 that no longer punished alleged "vices against nature." Seychelles, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, and Lesotho are other African nations that recently repealed anti-homosexuality laws through penal code reform. In June, a dispute involving the validity of laws that make same-sex intimacy a felony will be heard by Botswana's High Court.

However, consensual same-sex relationships are still prohibited by law in 33 African nations. In 2017, one of them, Chad, made same-sex relationships illegal for the first time.

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