Ugandan-UK based gay activist Simon Sendawula was reportedly arrested by UK security a few days ago.
According to a source close to Sendawula, who preferred anonymity, Sendawula was arrested a few days ago as he returned home after a fun filled night at The Glory, a popular gay pub in Dalston and later Club Pier One, in East London.
Earlier information sent to us was punctuated with fear that Sendawula might have been abducted by unknown people.
However, the source later reached out to us and told us that he had witnessed Sendawula’s arrest.
The source however made it clear that he has no knowledge of Sendawula’s current whereabouts.
Sendawula, a renowned gay activist, left Uganda a few years ago after being disowned by his family over his sex orientation. He had also been pointed at as top gay recruiter in schools.
It is believed that he fled the country with his boyfriend at the time.
Back then, the gay couple said they fled their motherland because their family had connived with security personnel to trail them.
And after settling in the UK, Sendawula continued to share photos of him with different male friends. He took his game a notch higher when he started participating demonstrations to fight for gay rights.
Away from his sex orientation, Sendawula is a renowned outspoken People Power enthusiast and activist. People Power is new political wave in the country led by popular singer Bobi Wine.
According to our source, in the past weeks leading to his arrest, Sendawula had avoided his known place of residence in London, and was spending nights at friends’ homes, if not bars.