Gay rugby player facing deportation to Kenya gets reprieve

Ken Macharia allowed to return home but deportation threat remains after fresh asylum claim rejected

A gay rugby player facing deportation to Kenya, where he fears he will be the victim of persecution and violence because of his sexuality, has had a last-minute reprieve from detention.

Ken Macharia, a member of Bristol Bisons gay and inclusive rugby club, had expected to be detained when he reported to a police station in Somerset on Thursday.

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