Police in Kayunga have
raised concern about locking up self-proclaimed homosexuals with other
Kayunga District Police
Community Liaison Officer, Paul Ssali, says that they often find it challenging locking up
other suspects with self-proclaimed homosexuals.
Without giving figures,
Ssali noted that
homosexuality is prevalent in Kayunga district.
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He was speaking during outreach by the Legal Aid Service Provider’s Network-LASPNET
at the district headquarters aimed at ending gender-based violence.
Under the Penal Code, carnal knowledge against the order of
nature in both males and females carries
a maximum sentence of life imprisonment once convicted.
The Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014
describes offences of homosexuality as a situation when a person penetrates the
anus or mouth of another person of the same sex with his penis or any other
Joweria Nabbanja, a resident of Kayunga district
wants police to produce self-confessed homosexuals in court immediately to
protect other suspects.
Dr. Sylvia Namubiru
Mukasa, the Chief Executive Officer LASPNET, says there is need to handle the issue of homosexuals with a lot of sensitivity since it contravenes Ugandans
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This is not the first time issues of homosexuality are
coming up in Kayunga district.
In December 2019, Mohammed Mutumba, a local imam was arrested and remanded for wedding Richard
Tumushabe alias Swabullah Nabukeera.