President Yoweri Museveni finally signs the Anti-Gay Bill into law
President Yoweri Museveni has finally signed the Anti-Gay Bill into law.
The new law which was signed at State House in Entebbe, punishes first-time offenders with 14 years in jail, allows life imprisonment as the penalty for acts of “aggravated homosexuality” and criminalises those who do not report them.
Speaking shortly after signing the law, president Museveni said that he has confirmed that homosexuality is not natural and that he could not be stopped by western powers.
He had earlier refused to assent to the bill, citing the need for more research to be undertaken to establish whether homosexuals have a genetic disorder, but this was disproved by scientists. He also said he had been busy with immediate issues of defense, infrastructure and electricity.
Mr. Museveni has warned recruiters, mercenaries and exhibitors of homosexuality that they will face harsh punishment.