-Kenyans have taken to social media to demand for justice for the murder of Sheila Lumumba
-According to a post on the Usikimye Facebook page, Sheila Lumumba was killed for being gay
– It was reported that the six men broke into Sheila’s house in Karatina, Nyeri county and gang-raped her before killing her
Kenyans have taken to social media following the heinous murder of Sheila Lumumba, a gay woman.
According to a post on Usikimye official Facebook page, Sheila was allegedly murdered by a pack of 6 men for the simple reason that she was gay.
In the report, it is said that the six men broke into Sheila’s house in Karatina, Nyeri county and gang-raped her before killing her. “Six men broke into her house and gang raped her, broke her leg according to the autopsy, hit her on the head, stabbed her, and killed this beautiful beautiful human in Karatina town. Why? Because she was a lesbian,” read the post.
Justice for Sheila Lumumba
Angered by the sad news of the beauty’s death, Kenyans on social media have started a hashtag to fight for her justice.
One twitter with the handle @DecolonialBruja wrote:
“Sheila and I are both 25 and lesbians. I can’t rest because I am one statistic away from being this. I can’t rest because I know my silence will mean Sheila’s death goes unpunished.”
“We seek justice for the atrocities committed against Sheila. Clearly, this was a premeditated murder against them!”
Another Twitter user with the handle @EugeneMwaniki added:
“We must condemn all forms of violence against LGBTQ womxn. Queer people deserve to thrive without fear of being persecuted. Sheila’s death reflects the reality LGBT persons live in. We demand justice for Sheila.”