The Uganda Government is set to reintroduce a bill which would bring in the death penalty for homosexuals in that country.
Ugandans Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo said.‘Homosexuality is not natural to Ugandans, but there has been massive recruitment by gay people in schools, and especially among the youth, where they are promoting the falsehood that people are born like that,’
‘Our current penal law is limited. It only criminalises the act. We want it made clear that anyone who is even involved in promotion and recruitment has to be criminalised.
Those that do grave acts will be given the death sentence.’
The bill known as ‘Kill the Gays’ bill had earlier been raised but was nullified five years ago on a technicality, but the present administration has finalised plans to bring it back- to be passed into law.
Some African countries do not condone the act of homosexuality, and Uganda is not an exception.
Same-sex relationships are considered alien to the African culture and a taboo, and gay sex is a criminal act across most of the continent, with punishments ranging from imprisonment to death.