National Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission logo

National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission logo

NGLHRC, as it says on its website, is working to change the law. It was started by one Eric Gitari. Njeri Gateru has now taken over, while Eric Gitari is studying law at Harvard Law School, on a scholarship funded by US money, of course.

Strategic Litigation

Under Strategic Litigation it says: ‘… we engage in High Profile, Public Interest Litigation on a number of SOGIE-SC issues including but not limited to Right to Education, Decriminalisation of consensual same-sex conduct, …
‘2016: On 15th April 2016, we instituted Petition 150 of 2016 challenging the constitutionality of sections 162 (a) and (c) and 165 of the Penal Code.
‘2018: The consolidation of Petitions 150 of 2016 and 243 of 2016 (#Repeal162) due to a common thread; both challenged the constitutionality of sections 162 (a), (c) and 165 of the Penal Code’. Meanwhile, under ‘advocacy and engagement’ it says it is: ‘Lobbying Members of Parliament on equality’.

Njeri Gateru, NGLHRC's well-paid leader

Njeri Gateru, NGLHRC’s well-paid leader

Partners in Kenya

Its ‘partners’ page lists the following NGOs in Kenya:
Gender-non-conforming Persons. (Kenya)
Health Options for Young Men on HIV/AIDS/STI (HOYMAS – male prostitutes)
Initiative for Equality and Non-Discrimination (INEND – Kenyan Coast)
Katiba Institute (Nairobi, Kenya – focus on the Constitution, funded by the ‘usual suspects’)
Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC – Nairobi, Kenya. qv)
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR – Kenya. Seriously?)
Jinsiangu: Provision of Fundamental Needs of Intersex, but mainly transgenders and gays.
National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders in Kenya (NHRD)

Overseas Partners

These are the foreign nations and foundations listed as ‘partners’ by the NGLHRC, either on its webpage or in its 2019/2020 accounts. They are the funders. Therefore they are all interfering in the internal affairs of Kenya.  They are not doing ‘philanthropy’, they are engaging in cultural imperialism:

African Commission of People and Human Rights (ACPHR – AU – Gambia) Is their name being taken in vain? The link shows ACPHR is not at all sympathetic to alleged ‘gay rights’.
Arcus Foundation (Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA)
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (New York, USA)
Canada – High Commission of (Canada)
COC Netherlands (‘the oldest existing LGBT organization in the world’)
Council For Global Equality (Washington DC, USA)
Diakonia (Stockholm, Sweden. Office in Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya)
Equal Rights Trust (London, UK) Do Ctrl-F and search for ‘NGLHRC’
The European Union (listed in NGLHRC 2016 accounts) (Brighton, UK): Listed as ‘The Partnership to Inspire, Transform and Connect the HIV response’ (PITCH)
Give Out (London, UK; not listed on NGLHRC website.)
Heinrich Boll Foundation (Germany – Stiftung Heinrich Böll)
Hivos (Netherlands – not listed by NGLHRC)
Human Rights Watch (New York, USA)
Human Dignity Trust (London, UK) (‘human rights of LGBT people globally’)
KIOS Foundation (Finland)
Open Society Foundations (Washington DC, USA – founded by billionaire financier George Soros.)
Sigrid Rausing Trust (London, UK – giving NGLHRC £75,000/year for three years. Over Ksh10m/yr!)
See also our page on Sigrid Rausing →
Tides Foundation (San Francisco, USA) Distributed $240m in 2021.
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund (New York, USA. Said to be ‘part of an elaborate and secretive network of grantmaking organizations funded by three hedge fund billionaires: Andrew Shechtel, David Gelbaum and C. Frederick Taylor.’)

Transparency Act needed!

Clearly, Kenya needs a Transparency Act to require NGOs like the NGLHRC to declare all their sources and amounts of foreign funding. To their credit, Sigrid Rausing Trust (UK) are transparent and list their donations. But the overwhelming majority do not. Furthermore, NGLHRC fails to be honest by listing its donations in its accounts.

Indeed, the only accounts listed on the NGLHRC website are from 2016, 2017 and 2019-20. However, the 2017 report is only available by emailing NGLHRC.

The NGLHRC 2019-20 Annual Report discloses total donations in 2019 of Ksh 54 million. They are not individually listed. The NGLHRC 2016 Annual Report shows donations totalling just under Ksh 16m. NGLHRC spent Ksh 42 million in 2019, up from Ksh 10m in 2016. At the end of 2019, NGLHRC says it was sitting on cash assets of over Ksh 32 million. That was up from Ksh 13m in 2016. There is no breakdown of expenditure in either report and no listing of salaries.

Clearly the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is awash with foreign money. Transparency will ensure we are able to see just how much money such NGOs are receiving from overseas and what their officers are paid. We shall be able to see which foreign foundations and nations are spending how much trying to corrupt Kenyan society and Kenyan youth.

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