A priest accused of sodomising 16 primary school pupils remains in custody, nine days after he was arrested. Julius Ssemaganda, the Church of Uganda priest attached to Buzza Church of Uganda, was arrested last week.
Parliament has today passed the Anti -Homosexuality Bill almost three years after it was first tabled on the floor of the house. The bill, which proposes life imprisonment for offenders, comes just a day after the House passed the Anti-Pornography Bill.
During the launch in Hoima on Thursday, the Omukama blamed Western culture for the immoral acts of homosexuality and lesbianism gaining ground in Uganda. The king lauded the inter-religious council of Uganda for denouncing homosexuality despite financial promises by some western countries. He said homosexuality is not cultural and those supporting it are \"Bagwagwa\", a Runyoro word to mean fools.