Uganda president Yoweri Museveni has spoken out on his promise to sign the anti-homosexuality bill into law saying he wanted to ascertain whether some people can be born homosexuals.
“The reason I had not signed the bill is to scientifically answer the question; are there people genetically born homosexual? For me, I had thought that since there were people born albino there could be people born homosexual.” president Museveni said.
President Museveni made these remarks during the closing ceremony of the 10-day retreat of the ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM) parliamentary caucus in Kyankwanzi, west of the country on Sunday.
On Friday, president Yoweri Museveni has told legislators of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party at their retreat in Kyankwanzi that he will sign the Anti-homosexuality bill into law.
The president revealed that whereas he had no problem with punishing people who promote homosexuality, become gay for mercenary reasons and exhibitionists, he had to take precautions because he is answerable as a leader.
“Am taking all these precautions because am historically answerable for whatever I do as a leader. There were mistakes made in the 1930s by Hitler because he wanted to make Germany strong..Some of these issues are very crucial and should be handled objectively not emotionally.” he said.
On December 20, the Ugandan Parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, allowing for greater punishments for gay people, and those who fail to report them to police.
He added “I had not concentrated my mind on homosexuality all these years. I thought electricity, roads, were more urgent things. Moreover, I had never seen a homosexual”
The president warned that the country should brace itself for a fight from what he called outsiders.
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