Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni had assented to law the anti- homsexuality bill
The law includes Death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality” ” which includes sex with a minor, having sex while HIV positive and invent
Homosexuality conduct is illegal, but identifying as homosexual without conducting in homosexual acts is not outlawed
The speaker of the parliament of Uganda shared a statement that read
” His excellency, the president of Uganda , has executed his constitutional mandate and assented to the Anti-homosexuality act
As the Parliament of Uganda , we have heeded the concerns our people and legislated to protect the sanctity of family, as per the constitution of the republic of Uganda
We have stood strong to defend the culture , Values and aspirations of our people .
I thank his excellency the president for his steadfast action in the interest of Ugandans , with a lot of humility , I thank my colleague Members of Parliament for withstanding all the pressure , in the interest of our country .
By their action, we have lived by our motto. For God and our Country”
She went ahead to thank the People of Uganda for the prayers and encouragement as they executed their constitutional mandate .
” I now encourage the duty bearers under the law to execute the mandate bestowed upon them in the Anti-Homosexuality Act. The people of Uganda have spoken , and it’s your duty now to enforce the law in a fair, steadfast and firm manner “”
By Elishifa Wangeshi