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MPs to summon Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko for failure to act on gays

By Geoffrey Mosuku Updated Wednesday, February 19th 2014 at 00:00 GMT +3
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DPP Keriako Tobiko and AG Githu Muigai

By GEOFFREY MOSOKU

Members of Parliament are now planning to summon Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko and Attorney General Githu Muigai to explain why the State has failed to enforce anti-gay laws.

The legislators say that in spite of the existence of the law banning homosexual behaviour, gays have had leverage to operate with impunity as the State appears helpless in cracking down on what they insist are outlaws.

Three MPs allied to Jubilee last evening convened a Press conference where they announced their plan to summon the two and also launched an anti-gay caucus of parliamentarians.

MPs Irungu Kangata (Kiharu), John Njoroge (Kasarani) and Julius Ndegwa (Lamu West) said they were appalled by recent activities of pro-gay groups demonstrating in support of homosexuals in Nairobi and Mombasa.

They cited the provisions of Section 162 of the Penal Code, which prohibits same-sex relations and provides a jail term of not less than 14 years for those convicted of the felony.

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