How does Utunzi Work?


The Utunzi platform receives violation reports and requests for assistance from LGBTI at risk in Kenya through SMS (Safaricom short-code 22069); email (;Twitter(@UtunziNetwork); Facebook (Utunzi: Rainbow Security Network) or through direct entry on the website via our reports page.

Reports can be made anonymously or if an individual is requesting assistance can be made with a mobile number, email address, Twitter or Facebook account. Reports and requests for assistance are then received by the Utunzi team and responded to directly or through referrals to organizations on the ground. Responders are selected on the basis of geographic location, their expertise and capacity.

Utunzi will respond to reported cases of Human Rights violations and abuses on the basis of individuals’ perceived and/or actual sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions.

NB: Confidentiality is key to all cases reported on the Utunzi platform.

How does Utunzi Work?

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