Author and Gay Rights Activist Binyavanga Wainana Passes On
The Renowned Kenyan author and gay rights activist Binyavanga Wainana has passed on aged 47 years.
Binyavanga died on Tuesday, May 21 at 10 PM after a stroke. He was the founder of literary magazine Kwani.
The vocal gay rights activist was set to marry his boyfriend this year.
He was set to do a documentary on homosexuality and always asked Kenyans to speak on the issue
He first suffered a stroke in 2016.
Binyavanga’s brother has said that his family wants to celebrate his life after the acclaimed Kenyan author died on Tuesday night following a short illness.
“We are trying to inform those who are not in the know of the sad news” James added.
However, we (the family) would not delve into more details concerning my brother’s illness.
James said his family was hopeful that Binyavanga would recover but that did not happen despite the efforts of the doctors.