Am not sure how to read this. Have been on the news bulletin, which I usually don’t watch. NTV. But, I am a bit confused, seems as if there is multiple motion on the anti-homosexuality bill.
Nsaba-Buturo held a press conference. Says the govt is not going to ‘bend low’ because of donor pressure. But, the churches have demanded that the death penalty for aggravated homosexuality is changed to life imprisonment. How Christian of them…
Thing is, I thought Nsaba-Buturo had taken a vow of silence not to say anything about the bill? Did he read the report of Museveni's assurance to the Americans? Or is he going rogue? That is kind of dangerous, even for a minister....
Then there was a demonstration, with Ssempa and his pastor friends leading the way. From the news broadcast, what I could pick was that they were pressing the govt to have the bill as it was? Or, was it to change the ‘death penalty’ to life imprisonment?
Well, they held a demonstration, telling Obama to take his hands off
’s legislative process. That was done. And then, the good pastors went to parliament and were received by the Deputy Speaker, who handled their petition. Uganda
I think that might be the nth petition that Ssempa and co are handing to parliament, to pressure MPs to pass a comprehensive law against homosexuality. I am just observing. Anyway, the Deputy Speaker was noted as saying that, the law that was current demands life imprisonment. So, the question was, what would tougher laws….
Confusion. Maybe the papers will have better information.
Thing is, the pressure is on going. And, the government is caught in the middle. They did whip up the hysteria. Will be interesting how they deal with it.