Gay activist Kakande wanted by police to face trial



Kakande Micheal aged 28 is among the many Ugandans running for their lives after passing of the Anti Homosexuality bill of 2012.

Many are running away from societies they are living in as others escape for protection in neighboring countries or abroad.

Recently, Police published Kakande Micheal’s photo amongst others in the local press as a “Wanted Persons” to face trial in Court for promoting homosexuality contractually to the Penal Code Act under the Anti-Homosexuality bill of 2012.

He is a former student of Kyambogo University where he pursued a refrigeration and air conditioning course.

During his university tenure, Kakande got an opportunity to open up a small bar selling soft drinks and alcohol in Wandegeya, a Kampala suburb.

The bar gained popularity among students; it became a meeting point for gay couples, attracting hostility from authorities.

Police issued a warrant for his arrest after Wandegeya police station released names of all those suspected to be gays in the area.

On 11 November 2014 at night, police officers closed down the bar and arrested all clients before screening out those they suspected to be gay.

Sixteen men and six women were arrested and interrogated.

Police released some of the detainees but grilled Kakande who was the owner of the bar.

He was among others accused of promoting homosexuality and prostitution.

Kakande was later given a Police Bond and released as he awaits to be arraigned before Court.

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