Today in history September 15, 2012 a Student of Kampala high was expelled over gay issues.
A student of Kampala High school-Uganda was
expelled indefinitely for allegedly engaging in Homosexuality, the act that is
prohibited in the country.
The student was reported to the school administration that later preferred
an indefinite suspension to him as one way of discouraging the vice to the
“Sulaiman Kilwana was punished by torturing to nearly death before they
suspended him,” a class mate at the school Gilbert Tuhimbisibwe confirmed the
The suspect and another FaridKawesa, a student at Makerere University were
allegedly chased by residents after they were discovered kissing each other in
broad day light.
According to SulaimanKiwana while interacting
with him on why he decided to join Homosexuality, revealed that he hails from a
poor family back ground and that by engaging in Homosexuality, he was able to
get little money which he said helped him raise school fees for his young
brothers and sisters, as well as catering for his elderly parents.
The Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014 (previously called the "Kill
the Gays bill" in the western mainstream
media due to death penalty clauses proposed in the original
version) was passed by the Parliament of
Uganda on 20 December 2013 with life in
prison substituted for the death penalty.
The bill was signed into law by the President of
Uganda on 24 February 2014. On 1 August 2014, however,
the Constitutional Court of Uganda ruled the Act invalid on
The Act, should it take effect, would broaden the criminalization of same-sex
relations in Uganda domestically. It also includes provisions
about persons outside of Uganda who are charged with violating the Act,
asserting that they may be extradited to
Uganda for punishment there. The Act also includes penalties for individuals,
companies, and non-governmental organizations that aid or abet same-sex
sexual acts, including conducting a gay marriage.
Same-sex relationships have been illegal in Uganda since
British colonial rule – as they are in many
sub-Saharan African countries – and before this Act was passed,
they were punishable by incarceration in prison for up to 14 years.
The Act was introduced as a private member's bill by Member of
Parliament (MP) David Bahati on
14 October 2009. A special motion to introduce the bill was passed a month
after a two-day conference was held in which three Christians from the United
States asserted that homosexuality is a direct threat to the cohesion of