Police raid gay wedding in Uganda, arrest 44

Police in Nansana Municipality, Uganda have apprehended 44 people for organizing and attending a same-sex traditional marriage.

A spokesperson for the Kampala Metropolitan Police, Luke Owoyesigyire, who revealed this in a statement on Monday, May 31, said police received a tip-off about a group of men suspected to be homosexuals conducting a wedding in 780 zones, Ochen ward in Nansana municipality.

Police raid gay wedding in Uganda, arrest 44

“At the same functions gifts were recovered, these included suitcases, a tv, assorted gifts like sugar, salt, pineapples and many other gifts normally given at traditional functions.” he added.

The Kampala police spokesperson said that used and unused condoms were recovered at the scene whereas the suspects were not observing Covid SOPs like social distancing and wearing of masks. 

He noted that they were busted and detained by police.

The Criminal Investigations Divisions spokesperson, Charles Twine later said the group would be charged for doing a ‘negligent act likely to spread an infectious disease.’

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