Three men were on Tuesday charged in a Kajiado Court for engaging in homosexuality.
The court heard that on September 29, at Marhab Secondary School in Kajiado Central, the first accused George Kores had carnal knowledge of Dickson Ouma and Martin Kithure against the order of nature.
The second accused persons Dickson Ouma and Martin Githure were charged with permitting Kores a male, to have carnal knowledge of them against the order of nature contrary to Section 162 C of the penal code.
Appearing before Senior Principal Magistrate Magaret Kasera the trio pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In their submissions, the three accused persons through their lawyer requested that the court issues them lenient bail terms as both Kitile and Ouma should not have been enjoined in the case.
“Your honor, I seek lenient bail terms for the suspects since the second and the third accused persons should not be in the dock, since they were the ones who took themselves to the police station and reported a transactional dispute a matter which should have taken precedent, first,” Counsel Kennedy Murunga told the court.
The case will be mentioned on October 17, 2019, while the hearing will commence on February 27, 2020.
According to police reports, Ouma and Githure were arrested after they went to report Kores at the Kajiado Police Station for refusing to pay them after engaging in sexual activities.
Githure who lives in Mombasa had apparently met with Kores on Facebook and the two set up a date. Kores was to pay him Sh10,000 after engaging in sexual relations
Githure then travelled all the way from Mombasa to Kajiado with Ouma and met Kores at Marhab Secondary School where he teaches and reportedly engaged in gay-sex.
However, Kores is said to have refused to pay up after the act, prompting the two men to report him to Kajiado Police Station.
Same-sex relationships are a crime in more than 70 countries around the world, almost half of them in Africa. South Africa is the only African nation to have legalized gay marriage.
Section 162 (a) and (c) of the Kenyan Penal Code states that any person who has ‘carnal knowledge against the order of nature’ or permits a person to have ‘carnal knowledge against the order of nature’ against them has committed a crime and can serve a jail term of up to 14 years.