Police in Kiira region have arrested six youths seen featuring in a viral LGBTQ video. In the video, the youths are seen practicing sordid acts before cameras as others chant in the background.
The video has been widely shared on WhatsApp platforms in Jinja city, prompting police to open up a general enquiry file, where concerned citizens were tasked to volunteer information pertaining to the activities of the suspects.
The youths whose identities have been withheld are currently detained at Jinja central police station. One of the suspects who spoke to us on condition of anonymity says that the videos were being captured by middlemen unknown to him, who would in turn sell them out to undisclosed pornography websites.
He further disclosed that they were being paid between Shs 500,000 and Shs 5m after each video shoot, which encouraged him to mobilize more youths to join these practices.
He however, says that, most of them have since transformed over the past three years and embraced heterosexual marriage life, but some of these videos are being leaked by a section of youths after receiving death threats from pornography website owners, who still blackmail them to shoot these videos against their free will.
On his part, the Kiira regional police spokesperson, James Mubi says that the suspects are facing two counts of gross indecency and procuring gross indecency. Mubi adds that inquiries are still underway, with the aim of busting similar rackets before they infiltrate more vulnerable communities.