KAMPALA — The Uganda Police Force (UPF) in Kampala are hunting for a group of people suspected of recruiting Ugandan youths into acts of homosexuality and lesbianism.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Area spokesperson, Grace Turyagumanawe, the notorious clique was busted by police following persistent outcries and tip offs by concerned parents— some whose children have reportedly been recruited into the highly prohibited and ungodly acts.
The police mouthpiece revealed that according to reports, majority of these criminals pose as workers of different Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) dealing in youth-related matters including reproductive health and in the process convincing unsuspecting parents to give them their children for ‘help.’
“Therefore, parents should know it. The children will be in possession of gay related mature acts including lubricants among others. This is an indication that these people are actually training youth to become homosexuals,” Turyagumanawe said.
He added that Police has launched a serious fight against these gay crusaders before they corrupt the minds of Africa Society and “distort our culture”.
He said that whoever is caught will face the wrath of the law for engaging in acts against creator of nature.
The Police publicist Turyagumanawe also revealed that Police has a list of gay key suspects that are now being trailed and investigated over the homo crusade.
The suspects —who are all said to be lesbians and homosexuals—include among others at large Sandra Kobusingye, 38, a resident of Kajjansi along Entebbe Road in Wakiso District, Victoria Namubiru, a Mukono District-based journalist, Maureen Nakaggwa, an actress and a resident of Seguku in Wakiso District.
Also on the list is Jamilah Namatovu, a resident of Buziga in Makindye Division in Kampala district.
Turyagumanawe said that the much sought-after Namatovu fled into hiding since June 2011 after a mob in Buziga nearly lynched her after it emerged that she was dating an 18-year old campuser, Henry Mugerwa, a resident of Namungona in Kampala.
If arrested, Namubiru and all the other suspects are likely to be charged with immortality among others cases—punishable by up to 18 years.
Popular tabloids in Uganda including Red Pepper and Rolling Stone have started running stories and photos of the men and women whom they describe as gay and lesbians—alleging they are sodomising children.
Homosexuality in Uganda is a capital offence, which can lead to imprisonment for more than 18 years if found guilty, yet efforts are being made to come up with even tougher punishments.
Recently, homosexuality has been a thorny issue, with a legislator working on a bill to pass tougher sentences on those accused of the act.
Lawmakers in the east African country have dropped the bill’s original language that proposed death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality”, in which homosexuals have sex with minors (paedophilia) or when HIV-infected homosexuals have sex with children or the disabled.