Nairobi, Kenya Current Affairs 04 Sep 2023
Kenya human rights group have began attempts to recognise intersex persons through legislation. The rights group have petitioned parliaments justice committee to introduce the draft bill in parliament to start the process of recognition. Kenya has about 3 percent of its population in these group although the rights report indicates the numbers could be more. It attributes poor documentation of the statistics to stigma associated with being intersex. The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights in a forum to validate the bill, raised concern over the continued marginalisation and discrimination of intersex persons. This story seeks to highlight the life of an intersex person and their daily struggles in accessing basic rights.