Kenya delays gay rights ruling

Judges in Kenya have delayed a ruling on whether gay sex between men, or between women, should be made legal.

Currently, same-sex relationships in Kenya are illegal and punishable by up to 14 years in prison.

The judgement had been eagerly awaited by LGBT+ activists in the East African country.

However Justice John Mativo said the high court in capital Nairobi needed more time to consider the evidence.

The ruling will now be made in late May.

Reuters reports gay rights activist Phelix Kasanda as saying: “Maybe they need time to consult … let them have their time to research on homosexuality and human rights and let them come make their decision.”