On Dec 22, 2016 Malawi Nyasa Times reported: Magistrate Court has convicted and fined two gay men for outraging public decency after they were caught having sex in public place in the capital city.
Kelvin Gomani performed the gay sex act with Davie Loka in a car park on 4 December, 2016, the court heard through prosecutor Sergent Ruth Chiunjika.
They were answering to offences relating to idle and disorderly persons in public place contrary to Sections 180 to 184 of the Penal Code of the Laws of Malawi.
The couple pleaded guilty for engaging in sexual activity.
Initially, Gomani and Luka pleaded not guilty to the case but lagter changed plea after the police prosecution team said they were ready with witnesses.
Magistrate Arthur Mtalimanja said the two men need to be taught a lesson by being fined K50, 000 each for their “unacceptable behaviour”.
This is not the first time for Gomani to be in headlines for same-sex relationship. Late last year, police arrested Gomani and Cuthbert Kulemeka over homosexual acts.
Government dropped the charges after pressure from donors and some civil society organisations (CSOs).
Politician and now member of ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Ken Msonda argued that that the best way to deal with the issue in the country was to kill homosexuality-oriented people.