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JUST IN: Constitutional Court To Deliver Judgement On Anti-Homosexuality Act This Morning

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When parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023 and later signed into law by president Museveni, Andrew Mwenda and 10 other people petitioned the constitutional court like they did in 2014.

Veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda together with Honorable Fox Odoi who even opposed the bill in parliament petitioned the constitutional court to overturn the law. The other petiitoners include Prof Sylvia Tamale, Dr Busingye Kabumba, Solome Nakaweesi, Dr Frank Mugisha, Kasha Jackeline Nabagesera, Richard Smith Lusimbo, Eric Ndawula, Williams Apako and the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum all see no importance in the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 and want it trashed.

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On 18th December 2023, Five constitutional Court justices led by Chief Justice Richard Butera, Geofrey Kiryabwire, Muzamiru Kibeedi, Monica Mugenyi and Christopher Gashirabake heard both sides of the petitioners and the Attorney General and promised to give their judgement.

In a notice issued by the court, judgement will be done today and Ugandans will now know whether a repeat of 2014 will take precedence or the court will uphold the law.

Since passing the law last year, Uganda has paid the price by falling out with her western donors especially the US which has announced sanctions and even struck Uganda off the lucrative AGOA trade forum. World Bank has also suspended funding to Uganda because of the bill and tasked Uganda to put in place measures to protect homosexuals before funding is resumed to the pearl of Africa which depends so much on loans, grants and donations.

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