Ugandan mother to the prominent member of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Group (LGBT) was arrested



Nakweesi Rehema a mother to the Ugandan gay activist Mr. Semanda Hood who was reported missing in November last year was arrested yesterday on 19th September by the central police station.

Rehema was arrested  on the charges of conniving with her son who  practice and support Gay and homosexuality activities in Uganda  suspecting her to have been receiving money from him  in USA and knowing his where a bouts.

Mr. Semanda Hood was reportedly gone missing last year in November after receiving constant death threats from his community and being abandoned by his family members and friends.

Before Hood’s missing reports,   He was campaigning to be a Member of Parliament representing Busiro east in the Ugandan parliament.  Hood had a very good number of supporters which made his opponent Peter to fear and started working with police so as he would be arrested and loose out the campaigns.

He was later arrested by the central police station accusing him of criminal cases related to aiding and abetting homosexuality in Uganda.

Homosexuality in Uganda is illegal,  and In the bill, members of the public are obliged to report any homosexual activity to police with 24 hours or risk up to three years in jail –  So Peter his opponent used  this reason and  worked with Uganda police to disclose and arrest  Mr. Semanda Hood

Hood was jailed for some period of time whereby he was seriously beaten and tortured by the Uganda police force and society operators because of being   a prominent LGBT member , later he was produced to court for the matter and his mother Ms.Nakaweesi Rehema did all she could and later he qualified for a court bail.

By the time Hood went missing , was  working for Matuga Youth Health Intervention organization an NGO, located in Matuga town, Wakiso district as a Senior Youth Advocate and he was also  freelancing with the Sky Magazine Uganda.

Hood’s disappearance came  as a results of many gays and their activists fleeing the country due to many death threats imposed on them from their local communities, relatives and friends saying as they took it to be a curse to associate with gays in their communities,

Currently Mr. Semmanda Hood is believed to have been hiding in the United States of America and he is still on wanted list of the gay activities in Uganda.

As it’s known Homosexuality in Uganda is illegal if you found guilty you serve a minimum of 7 years in jail, life imprisonment or face death penalty. So this helps Hood’s opponent in Busiro East Member of Parliament campaigns to easily dominant the seat for a longer period of time and that’s why he is doing all  that he can so that he can be arrested and charged.

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