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Kenya's High Court has refused to decriminalise homosexuality today, in a disappointing verdict for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws.
The three judges' unanimous ruling in the closely watched case was followed by activists' vows to appeal.
In making the ruling, one of the court's judge shocked the packed courtroom by saying there was 'no conclusive scientific proof that LGBTQ people are born that way'.
Many in Kenya's vibrant gay community had hoped the court would make history by scrapping the British colonial-era laws and inspiring other countries in Africa to do the same.