LGBT community have cried on twitter after the high court declined to repeal section 162 of the penal code.
Many who said that their rights were being violated asked the president to intervine for them adding that the courts failed to provide justice.
Here are some of the sentiments:
God is all knowing… we do not need to say anything since he is our creator #Repeal162 – Job 22 "Shall any teach God knowledge, since he judges those who are high?
— MumLovesTech (@mumlovestech) May 24, 2019
Standing with every LGBTQI person in Kenya, and here at home. May this be the (long overdue) start of the full recognition of your humanity.
heterosexual people, everyday, but even more so today, is the day to punch a homophobe (literally and figuratively). #Repeal162
— Twasiima (@triciatwasiima) May 24, 2019
— kevin mwachiro (@kevmwachiro) May 24, 2019
— I Support #Repeal162 (@IamOminde) May 24, 2019
Top 3 reasons why the High Court MUST #Repeal162
1. It is a colonial relic. The provision belongs to history. It is 2019!
2. The "law" is not law – too vague! What does "carnal knowledge against order of nature mean"? Who's nature?
3. It is about privacy. It is about DIGNITY. pic.twitter.com/ZEiZnw6au4
— waikwa wanyoike (@waikwawanyoike) May 24, 2019
— KuchuTimes (Q-Times) (@KuchuTimes) May 24, 2019
we are finally a few hours closer after 90 days of waiting (yet again).
sending everyone comfort, love and support as we wait on tomorrow’s judgement . #Repeal162 🏳️🌈
— #Repeal162🏳️🌈 (@soafricane) May 23, 2019
Ahead of tomorrow’s court’s ruling on decriminalizing homosexuality in Kenya, we’re sending lots of support, love, and best wishes to our sisters and brothers in Kenya #repeal162 #alutacontinua 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/Wrz7yTJZtM
— Equality Hub Nigeria (@equality_hub) May 23, 2019
Wow! We are now in burden of proof manenos. “Anyone who alleges a violation must prove it.” Legal burden of proof is on the peritioner and this judge clearly thinks insufficient evidence was presented! I think these fuckers are telling us to fuck off! #Repeal162 pic.twitter.com/43A9IerPuK
— #Repeal162 (@amgodiva) May 24, 2019
Love should never mean having to live in fear. #Repeal162
— ❤🇰🇪 (@Bobo_diaries_) May 24, 2019
Hoping the court chooses to uphold dignity, equality and freedom today #Repeal162
— #FreeStellaNyanzi (@marilynkamuru) May 24, 2019