Police in Nakaseke Central Zone have in custody two males in their 30s one named Malik Talunda Katende and another only identified as Bruno. The two were first seen at Roman Gardens in Nakaseke where they had gone for a meeting but according to the source, they were seen all over each other, something which raised eyebrows.
Close sources also said that they got them in a district staff quarters in Nakaseke in the early hours of the Sunday morning with one of them, only identified as Bruno, totally naked. The angry mob which gathered after the police raid wanted to lynch them but they were saved by Police who then arrested them and detained them at Nakaseke Central Zone Police Post.
Residents of Nakaseke Central Zone have confirmed that Katende is a resident of Maganjo –kagoma and a local district employee. However, they didn’t know much about his private life until the Sunday incident which left everyone in shock, mostly his coworkers.
According to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, the two will be charged with acts of public nuisance. “Even though the bill has not been signed in Uganda, it is against Christianity and our culture to engage in LGBTQ acts” Enanga said.
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According to Ugandan’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014, which was passed by the Parliament of Uganda on 20 December 2013, prohibited sexual relations between persons of the same sex. The act was previously called the “Kill the Gays bill” in the western mainstream media due to death penalty clauses proposed in the original version, but the penalty was later amended to life imprisonment. The bill was signed into law by the President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni on 24 February 2014, On 1 August 2014, however, the Constitutional Court of Uganda ruled the act invalid on procedural grounds.
It is said that President Museveni’s office has an anti-gay bill that is said to be signed by him anytime soon and the people caught practicing same sex conducts will face penalties that among them include deaths penalty.
There have been cases of mob justice, arrests and closure of places like Hotels, bars and Guest houses that promote LGBQT acts. Many victims have lost lives and others have been missing for years because of fear for their lives, and this newspaper condemns any acts mob justice and violence towards any individual regardless of the crime, the arms of law should always be given space to exercise their mandate.