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Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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Kenya: 1. What is the specific offence (if any) with which a person would be charged if accused of being a homosexual man, or engaging in male same-sex sexual activity, in Kenya? 2. What is the specific offence (if any) with which a person would be charged if accused of being a lesbian, or engaging in female same-sex sexual activity, in Kenya?

12 August 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Kenya: 1. Please provide background information about the Mungiki, including its history, its tribal connections, its objectives, its membership and ways of operating

14 April 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Kenya: 1. Is there continuing ethnic tension in Kenya between the Kikuyu and Luo tribes? 2. To what extent do members of the Luo tribe suffer discrimination or harm from members of the Mungiki or from Kikuyu people generally? 3. What is the situation in this regard in the Mathare area of Nairobi? 4. Are there other areas of Nairobi or Kenya where people of the Luo tribe might be safe from tribal violence? 5. Do the Mungiki or the Kikuyu tribe practice female circumcision? 6. Are there any reports of Luo women being circumcised or threatened with circumcision by members of the Mungiki or the Kikuyu tribe? 7. Please provide information on the treatment of single women and their children by the state and by Kenyan society generally. 8. What protection is available to single women who might fear harm (including circumcision) or discrimination?

1 March 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Kenya: 1. Please provide background information on the bisexual and homosexual community in Kenya, including estimates of proportion / population. 2. Deleted. 3. Please provide information on the current laws on bisexuality and homosexuality in Kenya, including whether it is illegal to be bisexual or homosexual and the penalty for conviction of an offence under the relevant laws. Please also include information on the enforcement of the laws by the relevant authorities. 4. Please provide information on treatment of, and attitude toward, homosexuals by general society in Kenya, including traditional attitudes. 5. Please provide information on whether there is mob-violence whereby groups of the public attack bisexuals or homosexuals. 6. Please provide information on the treatment of homosexuals and bisexuals by the state authorities, particularly the police, in Kenya. 7. Please provide information on the protection of, and support services for, homosexuals and bisexuals in Kenya. 8. Please provide information on whether there are any areas within Kenya where the treatment of homosexuals or bisexuals is more tolerant (with a view to the reasonableness of relocation to such an area).

20 January 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Kenya: Information on the legal status of lesbians in Kenya. Information on the current situation and treatment of lesbians in Kenya? What is the government's and society's attitude in relation to this issue? Are lesbians being discriminated against due to their sexual orientation? What NGOs are available to support lesbians in Kenya? Is there free movement within Kenya; would a lesbian experience any legal or practical problems moving within the country? Would police provide protection / services to a woman experiencing problems due to her being a lesbian?

19 January 2011 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Kenya: Information on post-election violence and consequences in Kenya

6 January 2011 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Kenya: 1. Please provide information on the Luo ethnic group in Kenya. 2. Is there any information to suggest that Muslim Nubian gangs operate without hindrance in places such as Kisumu? 3. Deleted. 4. What level of police protection is available in Kisumu?

5 January 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Kenya: 1. Were the elections held in 2007 or 2008? 2. Are the Kikuyu subjected to serious harm by state and non-state agents in Kenya? 3. Would they be afforded state protection? 4. Who are the Mungiki? 5. What is the PNU? 6. Who are Kalenjin ODM affiliates?

2 December 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Kenya: Information on the East African Customs Union Kenya

14 October 2010 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Kenya: Information on the Mungiki in Gathaiki Karatini

7 October 2010 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

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