Gay man attacked by ‘lover’ in Mombasa


A SELF-CONFESSED homosexual is admitted at the Coast Provincial General Hospital in Mombasa after he was stabbed by a man he had gone to bed with. The man, identified as Samwel Karanja alias Sakina, was stabbed in the neck by man who picked him along Digo Road. He said his client refused to pay him an extra Sh1000 for his services He said the man was to pay him extra money after he spent more hours than they had agreed with him. Initially, the client was to pay him Sh2000 but he was required to top up with another Sh1000 for the extra hours.

Speaking to The People from his hospital bed, Karanja said he regrets going to bed with the man. “I was a bit drunk and therefore I cannot remember even the registration number of the vehicle that the man was driving,” he said. About 10 other self-confessed homosexuals from Mombasa visited him in hospital yesterday. They threatened to take to the street to protest what they claim are increased cases of assault on members of the gay community.

A friend Amina Ali alias Hassan Juma, who is also gay, said Karanja was picked up by a man driving a tinted Toyota Prado at around 10pm. He said that the two spent several hours in a guest house but they differed when it came to payment.-The People