By Ahura Mujuni Mark
Whenever Uganda Crack down Gay rights meetings and their numerous activities,the American military grudgingly embraces it ,it threatens to cut off its military aid to Uganda .A US official, who spoke to Danger Room news site on condition of anonymity has revealed.
The US military support to Uganda has enabled it to handle different tasks including its military operations to Somalia where the country is fighting alongside other countries like Burundi ,Kenya among others to restore peace.
An end to support from the US government could therefore affect Uganda’s superb military fighting.
Uganda recently tabled the Anti Homosexuality Bill 2009 ,the Bill is often called the “Kill the Gays bill” in the western media is set to broaden the criminalization of same-sex relations by dividing homosexual behavior into two categories: “aggravated homosexuality”, in which an offender would receive the death penalty, or “the offense of homosexuality” in which an offender would receive life imprisonment. ”
The private member’s bill was submitted by Member of Parliament David Bahati on 14 October 2009.Legislators in support of the ethics Minister Lokodo have all shown signs of passing the Bill .Legislators however look upon removing the provision of killing the culprits .