Gay Man Stoned To Death In Nairobi Slum

Gay Identity Kenya can now report that two gay men were attacked by a mob after they were caught having sex in Kayole estate late last month.

The two men were beaten by the mob on the night of May 27th 2012 as they were caught in the act by passersby. One managed to escape while the other died after being stoned by a crowd of people.

According to sources, the two were food vendors in Kayole in a make shift kiosk in the sprawling estate. The deceased was the cook at the kiosk while the one who managed to escape was charged with packing and handling of the food.

Identity Kenya confirmed that the deceased’s first name was Kamau.

It is said the two have ‘been enjoying prolonged stares for month and the deceased made the first move.’ None knew the other was gay though they both identified as gay.

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 after a confrontation. Later, a crowd milled around and started to stone the two men amidst insults.

The survivor is said to have been hit in the back but managed to escape as the crowd grew and bayed for their blood.

The survivor is said to be in critical condition after the beating.

‘His arms are broken and he is coughing blood and he has internal bleeding,’ according to a source who requested anonymity and who was familiar with the case.

The deceased – Kamau – it is said, was held down and beaten and later stoned to death. His body was found dumped at the dump site next to where they were caught. He had suffered severe head and body injuries.

Local police were called in the morning to retrieve the body that was taken to the City Mortuary. Report say he was buried a week later.

Kayole estate is a sprawling estate with a growing slum influence. The area is densely populated with the outlawed Mungiki sect adherents who target residents and extort money. They also dish out ‘justice’ to perpetrators of violence, disturbance or marital chaos.

The Mungiki are also alleged to have targeted effeminate men in the past with the most recent case being two gay men who were confronted by Mungiki men, abducted and locked in an building under construction as they asked for money to let them go.

Kenyan LGBT activists and organisations are said to be following up on the case.


  1. polycarp Reply

    Serves him right

    • Matt Cole Reply

      Why do you think that?

      • Blasphemy Reply

        That is an AWFUL thing to say.

        No person deserves that.

        Also – consensual sex between two men is not a sin. It is not fact. It is an opinion.

  2. Elechi Jude Reply

    Killing them is not even the solution no person have right to take away his fellows life because we all in one way or the other also sin so let us render justice with mercy then allow it for God who will judge us all.

    • Jeffrey Reply

      Consentual gay sex is not a sin.

    • Jeffrey Reply

      God is a myth.

  3. uzor simon o Reply

    its a shame

  4. Jonathan kelechi Reply

    Evil that people do live after them

  5. gaga Reply

    people can be such monsters,

  6. Stella ada Reply

    2bad to take law by there own hands. Those killers have to be punish.

  7. saved by God's grace Reply

    yes its a sin and an awful act…..(leviticus18:22Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination…..1corinthians6:9-10Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.)…… instead of killing them, we need to pray for them so that God can shine His light in their heart, pour out His grace upon us all and lead us all in repentance. may God have mercy on us…

  8. james Reply

    i don’t think people should take away the life of

  9. stromae Reply

    Stupid villagers

  10. roundi hii Reply

    hapa hakuna mchezo! behind a church building? Lakini wangechapwa tu vizuri for
    1) gay acts
    2) gay acts in public

  11. Jammo Reply

    Serves them right. We r supposed to be the most intelligent of mammals! Which other mammals do you know that engage in same sex acts! Next we will hear thieves and others claiming that they are born like that and so we should respect their right to steal and next murderers … And where will it end!

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