Petition update

Urgent: Home Office has rejected Ken Macharia's asylum

Andrew Holmes
Bristol, United Kingdom

Jun 3, 2019 — 

Thank you all for your continued support for Ken Macharia and his fight to stay in the UK. He was detained in November 2018 by the Home Office and was due to be deported to Kenya, despite the high risk of homophobic persecution that he would face there. Your help in November helped to get him released from the detention centre.

We urgently need your help again. Ken received a letter today from the Home Office revoking his right to stay in the UK. He is due to check in at his local police station on Thursday 6th June, at which point he could be detained once again and be sent to Kenya.

The Home Office and the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid can put a stop to this. Our government should not be deporting gay people to countries that persecute and imprison people for their sexuality. Only last week, the High Court in Kenya ruled to uphold the homophobic laws that would mean a prison sentence of up to 14 years for homosexuality. It is not safe for him to live in Kenya. He wishes to stay in the UK with his friends and family, and continue to work and contribute to our society, as he has done for the last nine years.

Please tweet to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid and put pressure on him to change this decision. He has the authority to step in and secure Ken's safety here in the UK, and to prevent his persecution in Kenya. Ken's fate is in his hands: encourage Sajid Javid to make the right decision! #keepkenhome

Please also continue to share this petition on social media and encourage people to sign their support for Ken. Let everyone know how unjust and immoral this decision is!

Many thanks

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