The Court of Appeal in Kenya on Friday ruled that LGBTQ persons are now
allowed to register an NGO or other forms of association following an earlier
appeal by the Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Board.
Laws in Kenya require all non-profit groups to register with the NGO
Coordination Board, but the board had rejected the group’s application in 2015
because it caters to LGBT+ people.
In a ruling on Friday (March 22), the Court of Appeal dismissed the
appeal by the NGO Coordination Board, which sought to deny LGBT+ Kenyans the
right to associate.
The Court decided that LGBT persons are legible to form an NGO.