President Museveni is facing a major hurdle if he is to attend the commonwealth summit in the United Kingdom later this month (April 2018) due to a petition which was launched by a Ugandan Human Rights and LGBT activist Godfrey Kawalya who is based in the UK. The petition seeks to have Mr. Museveni excluded from the event by the UK Home Secretary.
According to the petitioner, President Museveni has in the past made open anti gay statements describing it as ‘social imperialism’ and acts that his government cannot tolerate. He also signed the anti gay bill into law in 2014 before it was later reversed due to international pressure.
Mr. Kawalya states that the above sentiments expressed by President Museveni don’t tally with the values of the UK government which calls for equality of all persons irrespective of their gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.
Mr. Kawalya believes that President Museveni’s presence at the event would be a mockery and would further give him and other LGBT who managed to escape Uganda physiological distress. By press time his petition on www.thepetitionsite.com had gathered close to twenty thousand signatures.
Telesqop will be following the trend of this petition and keep you informed.