What was supposed to be Kenya’s first gay wedding was cancelled yesterday, after a wave of protests from the country’s religious community.
The ceremony, which was supposed to take place in the popular seaside town of Mtwapa, faced an angry backlash from the town’s Muslim and Christian community, who took to the streets on the same day under an operation dubbed “Operation Gays Out”.
Three people, known to locals as “notorious gays”, had to be rescued from outside the Kenyan Medical Research Unit (Kemri) in the town. The centre offers services to over 400 male and female sex workers, including gays.
Four people were arrested yesterday morning at the Kemri unit in Mtwapa. Those arrested were said to have been “invading” the unit, said one source.
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