LESBIANSIM: Police in Kulambiro is investigating a case where angry residents stormed a home of a 50-year-old woman, identified as Aidah Nakalema accusing her of having a Homosexual daughter who is suspected to be influencing others to join the LGBTQ community.
Mirembe and her Muzungu.
It is alleged that Aidah’s daughter identified as Mirembe Bridget is suspected by the residents to be a Homosexual. They harassed Nakalema at her house in Kulambiro, throwing insults at her and being aggressive towards her. They wanted to forcefully enter Nakalema’s house to search for Mirembe.
The information which was provided to us by the Kulambiro division police spokesperson ASSP, Ahimbisibwe shows that Mirembe has been staying in America and the villagers got information she had returned back. They didn’t want Mirembe back in the village for fear of her influencing and spreading homosexuality.
“Mirembe just jetted into the country a few weeks ago, Kulambiro residents do not want her back at the village. The mother Nakalema, insists that she has not seen her daughter or know where she is at the moment. We had to take Nakalema in to the police station for her own protection from the angry villagers and get her statement” said ASP – Ahimbisibwe.
Mother to Mirembe.
It is alleged that Mirembe is on record for homosexual acts, One of the residents name withheld told police that she is a friend of Mirembe on Facebook and this is how she saw and confirmed that Mirembe had just returned to Uganda from visiting her woman lover in America.
“I was shocked by all the photos I saw on her status. I had rumors before about Mirembe’s sexuality but I confirmed for myself that she is gay, not someone I will ever speak to again or want to be associated with” – she said.
Police asked for any information and photos from the residents and assured them of more investigation to follow on the matter.
Mirembe and the White.
Another resident told police that Mirembe and her mother a few years ago had been chased from Kabowa village in the rubaga division over the same issue.
Among the people who came forward with statements was Mirembe’s relative whose name is withheld. She shared with us an old picture of Mirembe when she introduced her white (Muzungu) woman lover to her mother in 2013. She says the entire family had cut mother and daughter off because of her sexuality. This was back in 2003 when Mirembe disgraced the entire family by being expelled from school for being a lesbian at school.
“Nakalema is to blame how her daughter turned out. She didn’t raise her up with a firm hand and strong cultural values because she was a single mother that’s why we want nothing to do with them including Mirembe’s daughter whose father we don’t know and never met. That whole family is cursed because of Mirembe’s evil ways.”
Angry residents want the police and the local leaders to send away this family from the village. People over the country have been coming together, to speak about homosexuality and fight it in their societies
“So we are saying anybody found committing this incredible and abominable act should be checked and isolated from society.”
SIMON LOKODO, STATE MINISTER OF ETHICS AND INTEGRITY, 2014.
In June 2017, Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, called for the country’s anti-gay laws to be reinstated. She said: “There is no bill on homosexuality. What we need is a new bill.”
The proposed measure echoes Uganda’s 2014 Anti-Homosexuality Act, which criminalized the undefined “promotion” of homosexuality and early drafts included the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality.”
The Constitutional Court nullified the 2014 law on procedural grounds. Nevertheless, its passage contributed to violence, discrimination, evictions, and arbitrary arrests of LGBT people, as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International documented.