A growing number of LGBTI Ugandans are continuously fleeing to neighbouring Kenya to escape alleged violence and persecution.
This has been ongoing ever since the passing of the homosexuality bill by parliament.
Also called “kill the gays bill”, the law called for life in prison for people who engage in same sex relations.
The law also punished individual or groups that support gays.
The bill was signed by the president of the republic of Uganda and later annulled in the courts of law in August 2014 after international outrage.
Gays flee to Kenya
The latest on the run are; Jonah Lujja, Robert Kakande, Joseph Mulondo, Collins Sembatya, Catherine Namazzi, and Ismael Mweera.
The identified among others are some of the minority LGBTI Ugandans that are said to have fled to Kenya, according to reliable sources.
Recently in an interview with BBC, father Anthony Musaala, said the above mentioned are still wanted by the court in Uganda.
It’s alleged that they were involved in acts that are against human nature.
Plight of gays
Pastor William Sempijja who is attached to Impact Foundation Ministries church was nearly lynched by residents of Kabowa church zone for allegedly sodomizing his followers.
Sempijja fled the country and has since been on the run.
He is also still wanted by the court.
When Chris Mubiru, a former SC Villa boss was convicted, his accomplices who are still unnamed also fled to Kenya to avoid arrest and prosecution.
Mubiru was earlier on found guilty of sodomising a 17-year-old boy in 2009.
He was charged under Section 145(a) of the Penal Code Act which prohibits same-sex sexual acts.
He was sentenced to ten years in prison and further asked to compensate the victim with Shs 50 million.
Mubiru has since appealed against the 10 year jail sentence.
In Uganda homosexuality is illegal and mandates life in prison for “aggravated homosexuality” and extensive jail time for simple acts of consensual sexual contact with a person of the same gender.