KENYA: DEATH PENALTY TO STAY
May 11, 2010: Kenya rejected a UN proposal to delete the death penalty from its law books among a raft of recommendations that the government rejected at the UN Council meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. A statement by Kenyaâs envoy to the UN mission in Geneva, Mr Philip Owade, said the public had vetoed attempts to abolish the death penalty.
Kenya refused to reverse its declaration of same sex marriages as a crime on grounds that they were a taboo among its people.
However, the statement was categorical that gay people were not discriminated against on the basis of their sexuality. (Sources: Daily Nation, 11/05/2010)