Kenyan gay living in the UK detained, set for deportation

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Kenyan gay living in the UK detained, set for deportation

A Kenyan man living in the United Kingdom is at crossroads after the UK government detained him in a bid to deport him back to the country. Kenneth Macharia who is a rugby player faces deportation after his request for asylum in UK was rejected. We understand Ken who has been living in Shepton Mallet, Somerset had applied for asylum citing hostility in Kenya due to his sexual preference. His application was, however, rejected by the UK’s Home Office citing Kenya is a safe place for homosexuals.

According to  learnt Kenneth wants to remain in the UK to keep contributing to the society instead of being sent back to Kenya where he fears prosecution.

Kenyans living in UK and even some Britons who had previously worked with him called upon people across the world to a sign an online petition that will see the UK government stop deporting the young rugby enthusiast.

His plea was forwarded to his local MP, James Heappey and Britain’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid who are expected to step in to stop his deportation and to grant him asylum here in the UK. It should be noted Kenneth has lived in the UK since 2009 and has been employed through his work visa. He joined Bristol Bisons RFC, a gay and inclusive rugby team in 2015 and has been an integral part of the team ever since

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