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Trump releases millions to pro-homosexual groups in Kenya

Millions of dollars are up for grabs from the United States government to non-governmental organisations that offer support to homosexuals in Kenya’s refugee hosting areas.

An announcement made on Thursday by the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) has called on such organizations to submit proposals concerning projects that require up to $1,250,000 (Sh130 million) grants.


“PRM strongly encourages programs that target the needs of vulnerable and underserved groups among the beneficiary population (women; children; adolescents; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) individuals; older persons; the sick; persons with disabilities; and other minorities) and can demonstrate what steps have been taken to meet the specific and unique protection and assistance needs of these vulnerable groups effectively,” states part of the announcement seen by Nairobi News.

Other projects that will be considered are those with activities in refugee rights, primary and secondary education, health, psychological assistance, water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion.

Homosexuality is still a sensitive issue in Kenya and is illegal under the penal code.

The issue was among those that hit headlines during former US President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya in 2015.