The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among has trashed malicious propaganda indicating that her security had been withdrawn.
Anita revealed this during an exclusive interview while responding to a question on whether it’s true her security had been withdrawn as posted by now exiled Ugandan activist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija.
“My brother, those are the works of the evil dark forces of homosexuality proponents. They’re using all sorts of machinations to arm twist the wishes of the majority Ugandans. Now that they’ve seen the president last week appreciated parliament and is supporting our resolute 100% to have the law even more strengthened (the reason he has returned it), they want to pre-empt us, pre-occupy us with all sorts of diversionary,” Anita told Mr. Andrew Irumba of Spy Uganda.
On Saturday via his socials, Kankwenza alleged that speaker Anita Among’s security detail had been withdrawn and was therefore susceptible to an arrest over Karamoja iron sheets.
Speaker Among, is among those who returned the iron sheets to OPM’s stores in Namanve and we’re duly received by the OPM officials in the presence of CID investigators.
Anita revealed parliament was even more bolstered and determined to process the Anti-homosexuality bill very soon and have it signed despite the threats from the western World of denying her Visa and other VIP travel benefits accorded to VIPs of her caliber.
Kakwenza, Stella Nyanzi among others are said to be some of the Ugandans living in Europe and America on LGBTQ funding and magnanimity, and thus, it’s not surprising that it’s the same networks spreading the fake news.
“I’m not surprised that it’s those in Europe, the headquarters for LGBTQ that are the first to know about my security,” Anita sarcastically added as she laughed it off!
It is worth noting that parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill last month and President Museveni last Thursday openly thanked parliament with its leadership for the job well done and also committed himself to signing it into law as soon as the suggested amendments are done.
But now that the enemies of Uganda and Africa know it’s returning to parliament and it will be Speaker Anita to hit the last nail again against the gay practice in Uganda, they’re resorting to mudslinging way earlier before she sits in Chair to lead parliament to do what the president advised.
Western Human rights activists and the U.S. government say the bill is among the harshest pieces of legislations penalizing shameless homosexuals.
The law will impose the death penalty for so-called aggravated homosexuality, which includes having gay sex when HIV-positive, and 20-year sentences for “promoting” the same.
However, Museveni who is a strong opponent of LGBTQ rights who called gay people as “deviations from normal”. Last Thursday, he vowed to sign the law once the grey areas are handled soon.
Having signed a law in 2014 that strengthened penalties for same-sex relations, Museveni also suggested at times that homosexuality should be addressed through treatment rather than legislation.
He faced a possible juggling act trying to keep lawmakers happy over legislation that has broad popular support while not antagonizing foreign donors who provide billions of dollars in aid each year.
Western governments suspended aid, imposed visa restrictions, and curtailed security cooperation in response to the law Museveni signed in 2014 but the son of Kaguta from Rwakitura remains unshaken to date.
Lawmakers in neighboring Kenya and Tanzania have recently called for similar measures in their countries.