Obama: one of many opposed to Kenya’s anti-gay policies

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Billboard in Nairobi shows Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and U.S. President Barack Obama on the occasion of Obama's visit to Kenya. (Ben Curtis photo courtesy of AP) Billboard in Nairobi shows Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and U.S. President Barack Obama on the occasion of Obama’s visit to Kenya. (Ben Curtis photo courtesy of AP)

Repression of LGBTI people in Kenya and Guinea has come under fire from abroad as part of the past year’s United Nations review of countries’ human rights records.

U.S. President Barack Obama, currently visiting the East African nation of Kenya, is not the only defender of human rights for LGBTI people who is displeased with Kenya’s record on LGBTI rights. During January’s examination of human rights in Kenya, six countries challenged Kenya to improve its treatment of sexual minorities.

The reviews of human rights in Kenya and Guinea were among dozens of similar reviews of countries in the U.N.’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, which scrutinizes each country’s human rights record every four years.

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