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LGBT activist remains in exile as Kenya upholds anti-gay laws | ITV News

George Barasa is a gospel singer who is well know back home in Kenya – but after he came out in 2013, he was soon counting the cost of that fame.

“I’ve been arrested four or five times, just for walking down the street, the police know me,” he tells me.

By 2017, he feared for his life and fled to South Africa, where he’s seeking asylum, and where we met today as he awaited news from Nairobi on the eagerly anticipated High Court ruling on Kenya’s anti-gay laws.

Unfortunately for Mr Barasa, a three-judge panel upheld colonial laws criminalising homosexuality, meaning a sexual act between same sex adults can still be punished by a prison sentence of up to 14 years.

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