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Case against anal-examination on gay suspects thrown out

17 June 2016, 21:21

Mombasa - A high court in Mombasa has quashed a case filed by two applicants seeking to declare the medical and anal test conducted on two men alleged to be gays illegal.

The two were arrested last year and claim to have been taken to Coast General Hospital where medical officers and the police forcibly subjected them to anal tests to prove whether they had engaged in sex, besides being tested for HIV.

The case was filed by two petitioners under the pseudonyms COI and GMN.

The developments have drawn widespread rebukes especially from human right organizations including the Human Rights Watch.

- MyNews24

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