Nairobi nudes photos
Instead, they cobbled together enough money to buy a DVD player and a small TV.
“It's better than going out to dance and getting arrested,” Kato says.
The woman was friends with Kato’s sister, so she recognized him. The only member of Kato’s family who has was his younger brother, who warned Kato that the family was planning some sort of intervention for him.
She forwarded the images to her.“It was a Friday,” Kato recalls of the night he was outed to his family against his will. Kato stopped showing up for work at the computer shop where he was employed, out of fear that they might find him there.
Two dozen of them used to live at the Rongai house, a sort of safe haven for Kenya’s LGBT refugees.
There, they spent their days cooking and cleaning, talking, texting and waiting for a call from some foreign embassy offering them a one-way ticket to a new life.
Many of the gay refugees have smartphones, and they’re constantly sharing selfies.“I used to use Romeo,” one Ugandan man tells me, referring to Planet Romeo, the popular gay-dating app.“But then you find out someone else is hooking up with that guy in your same house. Very many people have been blackmailed.”One 19-year-old refugee tells me he was once lured into a date over Whats App, only to discover that it was a ploy by a group of homophobic Kenyan men.For months, nearly two dozen gay, lesbian and transgender Ugandans had been living in a large house on the outskirts of Nairobi in an area called Rongai.Long after a court struck down Uganda’s infamous anti-gay law—dubbed the “Kill the Gays” bill for a death penalty provision in an early draft—LGBT people in Uganda were still being disowned by their families, hunted down by neighbors, jailed by police, even killed.