Uganda: Sportsman guilty in 1 sodomy case, not in 2nd

A rather convoluted case that illustrates the problems with Uganda’s sodomy laws…


carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature; Chris Mubiru (Photo courtesy of The Observer)

A Ugandan court today convicted high-profile Uganda sports figure Chris Mubiru  of  drugging a young man to have sex with him, but acquitted him of sodomy in a separate consensual same-sex encounter.

Mubiru is the former manager of the Ugandan national football (soccer) team, the Cranes, and of the Sports Club Villa football team. He has denied all charges, stating, “I have never, at any one time in my life, committed sodomy acts.”

In 2012, the notorious Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper published photos of Mubiru, apparently in sexual encounters with men, reportedly taken from a laptop computer that was stolen from him.

Chief magistrate Flavia Nabakooza of the Buganda Road court in Kampala  found Mubiru guilty in connection with a sexual encounter with a young man that occurred in December 2009.  One of the potential charges that Mubiru faced was “defilement” by attempting…

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