Tributes have flooded social media following the death of award-winning Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina.
Wainaina, who was born on January 18, 1971 in Nakuru, Kenya and received his education at Mang'u High School, University of Transkei and Lenana School, died on Tuesday at 10pm in Nairobi, reportedly after suffering a stroke.
In July 2002 he won the Caine Prize for his short story Discovering Home and his other published books include, How to Write about Africa in 2006 and One Day I will Write about this Place in 2012.
Wainana came out publicly in 2014 in Kenya as a homosexual where laws still criminalise homosexual behaviour. He also revealed he was HIV-positive.
In 2014 in an interview with the Associated Press he said, "All people have dignity. There's nobody who was born without a soul and a spirit. Everyone, we, we homosexuals, are people and we need our oxygen to breathe."