Identity Kenya reports that an apparently gay man from Kayole estate, outside Nairobi, was stoned to death on May 27th.
The man was a cook at a food-vending kiosk in an open-air market portion of the estate. He was discovered by passersby having sex with a male co-worker, who seems to have done prep-work in the kiosk. According to Identity Kenya:
It is said the two have ‘been enjoying prolonged stares for month and the deceased made the first move.’
The two are said to have agreed to have meet up behind the Catholic Church building in Soweto estate at 8pm on the fateful day.
From there, sources say, they began to have sex.
The area is described as ‘deserted with bushes and a dumping site.’
In the darkness, the two were caught with passersby as they were having sex and they were beaten up.
Later, a crowd milled around and started to stone the two men amidst insults.
One of the men survived by crawling away from the mob. “Anonymous sources” tell Identity Kenya that the survivor suffers broken arms and internal bleeding.
The dead man’s body was discovered by authorities on the morning of May 28th, in a “dump site” not far from where he was murdered. His remains were taken to a mortuary, and he was buried in early June. Identity Kenya doesn’t report whether police are searching his killers.
Note: There was something very much like a witch scare in Kayole not long ago, in which the townspeople became terrified of half-mythical transvestite serial killer. Anti-gay sentiment is always prevalent in Kenya, but the scare probably doesn’t help.