Uganda Police Arrests 6 Men Over Recruiting People into Sodomy

Net picture of handcuffed suspect.

At least six men have been arrested in Busoga on suspicion of initiating male adults and boys into acts of sodomy. The accused, according to Senior Commissioner of Police- Fred Enanga, have not only been recording sexual acts of male adults but also children.

Enanga identified the suspects who were arrested from Mpumudde zone, in Jinja City as Fabian Kalungi 23, Chosen Muwera 23, Sadat Menya 26, Geoffrey Ibanda 29, Hamuza Katumba, and Shafic Wasajja 24.

Kalungi is resident of Namungona in Kampala, Muwera hails from Wabulenga “A” cell, in Jinja City; Menya comes from Mbiko in Buikwe district, and Ibanda is the director of Peace and comfort-based organization and resident of Mpumudde cell in Jinja City.

Katumba is a student counselor from Nansana cell, in Wakiso district, and Wasajja is a resident of Kulekana cell, Makindye division, in Kampala. “Upon search at the home of Ibanda Geoffrey and Kiiza Brian, tangible exhibits were recovered including 192 sackets of lubricants, shirts, and stags with LGBTQ Logos. They also had a metallic banner of peace and comfort with the LGBTQ flag,” Enanga said.

Police have established that members of the criminal sex gang not only record sex videos but also stream live sexual sessions. The suspects, police said would submit the videos to LGBTQ donors for funding of their activities.

“The six suspects were examined and some were found HIV positive. More medical tests are being carried out. Efforts are in place to trace their victims who are silent and in hiding,” police said.

Police have been getting concerns about several criminal sexual networks that are actively involved in the sex trafficking of minors and teenage boys, who are recruited into acts of sodomy and other unnatural practices in Busoga sub-region, Wakiso, and Kampala area.

“The major grooming methods are the boyfriend model, where victims are introduced to a boy or manfriend, and groomed. As well as the so-called party model, where the victims are targeted by groups of men, who lure them into gatherings, sand ex parties with offers of money, gifts as well as drinks, and drugs,” Enanga said.

Police said acts of sex trafficking of male juveniles are heinous and disturbing crimes. Every Uganda has been called upon to concert efforts in fighting sodomy. Police have resolved to extend their inquiries beyond the six suspects, with a wider scope of safeguarding the public and any other victims of child sexual exploitation.

A number of parents have complained about homosexuality and lesbianism in schools and donor organizations. A 16 year old boy was recently sodomized in Kawempe by three men including a teacher.

Police have tasked the public to provide information regarding residential locations in neighbourhoods, where acts of sexual trafficking and other unusual activities are taking place and encourage the public to report using these digits 0707-600773, 0776999136 or toll-free number 0800199699.

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