The new anti-homosexuality bill passed by Uganda’s parliament has caused alarm in many parts of the world, but neglect of parliamentary process could add strength to legal challenges against it. Epajjar Ojulu reports from Kampala.
Although the new anti-homosexuality bill passed by Uganda’s parliament has caused uproar in many parts of the world by demanding the harshest punishment, including sending convicted offenders to the gallows, legal experts, academics, some MPs and the population in general are not worried. They say that like other laws in Uganda, the new bill, which is waiting to be signed into law by the President at time of writing, will join others in becoming a white elephant.
“I totally agree with the Bill but my concern is with the psychologically disoriented persons the Bill does not recognise as long as they do not engage in the practice,” Museveni said, adding, “the law should not frighten those who wish to abandon…