Uganda is continuing to dominate international headlines after parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill on Tuesday.
The bill that now awaits President Yoweri Museveni’s consent bans promoting and abetting homosexuality as well as conspiracy to engage in homosexuality.
With all eyes now on President Museveni about whether he will sign the into law or not, veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda has already vowed to challenge the bill if Museveni signs it into law.
While appearing on NTV On The Spot show last night, Mwenda claimed that the bill is redundant.
“Firstly, it is a bill that seeks to legislate morality. I wonder if it is possible for the state to legislate morality.
If I sit in the privacy of my bedroom with a fellow man who is also consenting, what have I taken from anybody? The two of us will be consenting. Why do you want to criminalize that? said Mwenda.
He added, “If Museveni signs this Anti- Homosexuality law, I promise you I Andrew Mwenda I will go to the constitutional court to challenge it.”
In 2014, Andrew Mwenda together with Frank Mugisha and Fox Odoi among others petitioned the constitutional court challenging the Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni in February.
In August of the same year, the constitutional court ruled that the law was “null and void”. The presiding judge said that the passage of the bill had contravened the constitution by being voted on without the necessary quorum of MPs.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of Parliament Anita Among revealed on Thursday that she was flooded with threats ahead of the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.