Following the death of self-confessed gay Binyavanga Wainaina gays in Kenya are holding a series of meetings planning for his burial.
The move by the Kenya homosexuals is likely to put them at loggerheads with the family planning a religious send off to the late Wainaina, one of Africa’s best-known writers and gay activists.
Sources within the gay society claim the late Wainaina was a key financier of a current case in court championing for their rights due to his international connection in the artist world.
Recently Kenyan Court of Appeal made a landmark ruling that allowed the Lesbian and Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community to register their association as a rights group.
High court had earlier directed that the Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Board to register the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) as an NGO.
He was one of the financiers of the court case and word has it the NGO was to enjoy funding of Western based gays who wants to make inroads into Africa and third world.
Lawyer Paul Muite is representing the group.
Should the Kenyan gays proceed with their burial plans, then there are fears of a repeat of a similar situation in the neighbouring Uganda where anti-gay protesters created a commotion at the funeral for a slain prominent activist in the country.
Police had to intervene after a homophobic outburst from Anglican priest Thomas Musoke led to a scuffle midway through the funeral service David Kato, who was bludgeoned to death.