Kenyan broadcasting network NTV reports on Prime Minister Raila Odinga's calls for the mass arrests of gays and lesbians. It's a fairly balanced report and the reporter questions the impact that Odinga's anti-gay remarks could have on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Activists with Kenya's largest gay rights organization have reported "panic among its members ... especially those who are HIV-positive [who] fear they will be arrested when they collect life-prolonging medicine from government clinics."
Kenya was the fist African nation to include men who have sex with men in their national HIV strategy. Until recently, the government in Nairobi was considered moderate on gay rights. But there has been a backlash against calls to decriminalize homosexuality in the East African nation, such as one cabinet minister's recent proposal to scrap the nation's sodomy laws.