On Saturday, Rogers Wabuya and Derrick Wamwangu, both residents of Bukiabi sub-county, were rounded up by angry residents from a lodge in Bumbo town council following a tip-off from a worker.
Residents were armed with machetes, axes, stones, bricks, and sticks stormed the guest house with the intention to lynch the duo. However, they were saved by Bumbo town council LC III chairperson, Joseph Kamuli, who intervened and rescued them.
Wamwangu was taken to Magale health centre III for treatment after sustaining ruptures in his anus, while Wabuya was locked up at Bumbo police post.
John Musila, the Bubulo East constituency MP, condemned the act, saying it gives credence to the proposed anti-gay bill before parliament.
This week, parliament granted leave to the Bugiri Municipality MP, Asuman Basalirwa, to introduce a private member’s bill titled the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2023, which seeks to prohibit any form of sexual relations between persons of the same sex and prohibit the promotion or recognition of such relations.