After over two years of engaging judges and magistrates in Kenya on their role in protecting and ensuring the highest enjoyment of fundamental rights and freedoms for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ+) community in Kenya, INEND has created this non-discrimination Bench Book to support judicial officers and other key stakeholders in the justice system in understanding issues affecting LGBTIQ+ persons in Kenya, and how these issues have been interpreted by Kenyan courts and other courts in different jurisdictions.

This Bench Book serves as a reference point for LGBTIQ+ persons and their allies on the current status of varied aspects of human rights in Kenya which functions under common-law jurisdiction, and therefore courts are guided by precedent, set by other courts of similar or higher jurisdiction.

The Legal resource guide also provides a collection of best practices from Kenyan courts, as well as from other countries, on how to adjudicate the rights of LGBTIQ+ persons with references from a local, regional, and global perspective to judicial officers.