Mochama sues Shailja Patel and Professor Wambui Mwangi for defamation Nairobi, Tuesday March 24th, 2015 A third woman has reported Standard Group journalist and PEN Kenya Secretary General Tony Mochama to Nairobi’s Central Police Station for alleged sexual assault. The alleged assault occurred on September 21st 2014, at the National Museum, during the Westgate Memorial […]

TW: This post as well as an embedded video contain descriptions of sexual violence. Please consider this TW before sharing the post or the video. Pristine beaches, the blue sea, casual wapwani… this is the (rather orientalist) oeuvre many viewers of Kenyan TV get to see in most news features about the coastal region. It’s […]

Just after posting this blog chronicling the ongoing case against two men charged in connection to the Diani gay pornography scandal, I came across this article by The Star newspaper which carried comments by the Governor of Kwale County regarding the issue. Speaking in Ukunda, Governor Mvurya stated that “much as we welcome tourists to […]

A gay pornography scandal in the coastal town of Diani a few weeks ago saw house-to-house raids targeting ‘suspected’ homosexuals which led to the arrests of two men. The men have so far been charged under Section 162 of the Penal Code. As reported in my previous post, there are indications that at least one […]

Just when things wouldn’t get worse (see my previous post on the Ian Castleman case), several websites including one belonging to The Star newspaper are reporting about a pornography “syndicate” operating from Kwale in Kenya’s coastal region. Many of the websites that have picked up the story, including The Star, conflate child pornography and adult […]

Trigger Warning: this article mentions and minimally describes acts of violence. Please consider this TW while sharing Ian Castleman was arrested and charged in September 2012 for having sex with two residents at his orphanage in Elburgon, Nakuru County. It is unclear whether the residents, both of whom are male, were above the age of […]

Trigger warning: following post contains descriptions of sexual violence including harassment and defenses for such violence and abuse In Kenya, every one of us who questions the structures of gender and sex, those of us who demand accountability on a system made to maximise the satisfaction of the needs of heterosexual men, live among the […]

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