Thugs break into Ugandan embassy in New York
Unknown thugs have broken into Uganda House, the country’s embassy in New York injuring one person, this website has learnt.
The Ugandan permanent representative to the United Nations, Adonia Ayebare confirmed the development but didn’t give more details about the incident that he was had been captured on CCTV cameras.
“An individual yet to be identified damaged a glass of a rear entrance door and injured a South Sudanese Diplomat (tenants),” Ayebare said in a statement.
“The police is on the scene, fortunately our CCTV cameras captured the incident. It is too early to establish the motive, but the individual was reportedly angry about the bill passed by Uganda Parliament on LGBT. More details to follow,” he added.
Parliament on Tuesday passed the Anti homosexuality bill which is set to criminalise people who identify as gay, or a sexual minority.
Individuals could face lengthy prison terms if the bill is signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni.
Under the legislation, friends, family and members of the community would have a duty to report individuals in same-sex relationships to the authorities.
Homosexual acts are already illegal in the East African country but the bill seeks to go further and criminalise people on the basis of their sexual identity.
The bill, which was first tabled earlier this month was passed with widespread support in Uganda’s parliament on Tuesday.
It will now go to President Museveni who can choose to use his veto and maintain good relations with Western donors and investors or sign it into law.
The US government and the United Nations have since asked President Museveni not to sign into law the bill passed by parliament.