No killing, marginalisation of sexual minorities in Uganda; Museveni

Published: March 19, 2013

President Yoweri Museveni has said there is no discrimination, no killings, no marginalization and no luring of young people using money into homosexual acts in Uganda.

Issues relating to sexual minority groups, Mr Museveni also said, have been “distorted” leading to wrong public debate.

“In our society, there were a few homosexuals. There was no persecution, no killings and no marginalization of these people but they were regarded as deviants. Sex among Africans including heterosexuals is confidential,” Mr Museveni said.

Mr Museveni made the remarks on Tuesday while meeting a delegation led by Ms Kerry Kennedy, the president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, an American based Human Rights organization.

“If am to kiss my wife in public, I would lose an election in Uganda. Western people exhibit sexual acts in public which we don’t do here,” he added.

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