14 August 2009

Uganda: Pastors Petition Museveni Over Kayanja Case

Kampala — PASTORS Martin Ssempa and Solomon Male have urged President Yoweri Museveni to institute a probe into the manner in which the Police handled sodomy claims against Pastor Robert Kayanja of Rubaga Miracle Centre.

Ssempa and Male head the National Coalition Against Homosexuality and Sexual Abuse, a morality activism NGO.

The duo suggested that a presidential commission probes how Samson Mukisa, one of the alleged victims, changed his statements.

With Ssempa and Male's assistance, Mukisa and five other youth in May swore affidavits accusing Kayanja of sodomising them. Kayanja denied the accusations and instead said he was being targeted by rivals.

The media reported this week that the Police had absolved Kayanja. However, the Police has denied clearing him.

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