Kenya’s penal code prohibits “carnal knowledge against the order of nature,” generally understood as consensual sex between men, and “indecent practices between males.” Civil society organizations and activists filed two landmark constitutional petitions against these sections in April and June 2016, arguing that the laws violate constitutional rights, including the rights to equality and non-discrimination, human dignity, freedom and security of the person, privacy, and health.
Kenya continued the prosecution of two men on charges of “carnal knowledge” after police arbitrarily arrested them in Kwale County in February 2015.
In line with her mandate to conserve wildlife in the country, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has since November 19, 2017 been leading a number of other key partners in a total count of elephants, buffaloes, Grevy’s Zebras and Reticulated Giraffe in the greater northern landscape of Kenya.
The count, undertaken between November19 and 30, 2017, used 15 aircraft, with pilots and observers to systematically survey Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit and Meru counties from the air.
Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, now in charge of the expanded ministry of Tourism and Wildlife on February 8, 2018 made his maiden visit to KWS headquarters in Nairobi where he held a meeting with senior management before addressing staff.