The Invisible Bridge: Gay Men, Their Female Wives And HIV

Published: September 24, 2012

LOCAL TV station, K24, aired a feature on Sunday night of men in the lakeside town of Kisumu who were married to women but are homosexual in the continued coverage of HIV dynamics in Kenya.

The feature The Invisible Bridge, which is a 3 part series will air at 9pm  through to Tuesday and follows the lives of Biko Nyawita, a married man who has children but who sleeps with other men in his matrimonial bed so that he can be aroused and have sex with his wife.

Biko confessed to realizing he was different when he was 15 and engaging in sex with men till he was 23 when he was brought a wife by his sister. Biko, a Luo, says that tribal customs require a man to be married at his age even if they are gay. He has a 5 year old son.

‘I came to realize my sexual orientation was not for women when I was 15. I was attracted to men since then and when I turned 24, my sister brought me a girl to marry,’ Biko told K24.

The marriage did not stop Biko from engaging in sex with other men.

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