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10/08/2014 12:50 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

A Win In Kenya For The Transgender Community

While the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community struggles to achieve basic human rights throughout Africa, transgender Kenyans have seen a powerful victory.

Transgender activist Audrey Mbugua won a seminal case against the Kenya National Examination Council on Tuesday, granting her legal recognition as a woman on her academic certificates.

“We won. It’s a huge watershed moment," Mbugua told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

The KNEC has 45 days to issue the name change. The High Court also ruled that the certificate be printed without a gender mark.

Watch the video above for more information on Audrey Mbugua's milestone win.

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