Man stoned to death for being gay in Kenya

According to Identity Kenya, two gay men were attacked—one of them was killed— by other residents after they were caught having sex late last night.

The two men were beaten by the mob on the night of May 27th 2012 as they were caught in the act. The man who was killed was stoned to death by a group of people, and his body was found dumped at the dump site next to where they were caught. The other man managed to escape after being beaten.

The two men had arranged to meet at the Catholic Church building in Soweto estate at 8 p.m., where they would have sex.

According to the article, sources said that the two beaten were food vendors in Kayole  in a make shift kiosk in the sprawling estate.

The man who died was the cook at the kiosk, while the one man who managed to escape packed and handled the food.

 

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About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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