Monday, 10 February 2014



The gay community in Kenya is the latest to pile pressure on the Ugandan government over the anti-homosexuality bill that was passed by parliament in December.
A section of the Kenyan gay community on monday protested outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi calling on President Yoweri Museveni to veto the signing of the bill.
The activists marched to the High Commission with placards that called on the president to veto the bill in a bid to meet the Ugandan High Commisioner to Kenya Angelina Wapakhabulo. They were, however, not allowed to get in.
The protests join a string of other diplomatic calls made to President Museveni no to assent to the bill now before his table after it was passed on December 20. Desmond Tutu, the retired archbishop of Cape Town and a Nobel peace prize winner, is among the leaders that have called on Museveni to veto the bill.
Parliament in December passed the anti-gay bill which seeks to imprison, for life, gay people in the country. The bill has been described as outrageous by human rights organisations around the world.
On December 28th 2013, President Museveni wrote back to parliament asking them to explain the scientific nature of homosexuality to him. He also condemned parliament for passing the legislation without the required quorum. The president, however, maintained that homosexuals are abnormal people and that the society needs to find a remedy for them.
Legislators led by Dr Chris Baryomunsi and Medard Bityekerezo  say they have authored a report for the president on the scientific  nature of homosexuality and that they will present it before the caucus of the ruling party NRM currently ongoing at the National Leadership Institute, Kyankwanzi.