Gay Christian couple charged in Uganda

The New Vision Newspaper

A gay couple, Ratan Singher 45, and Jimmy Okello appeared Friday 25 October 2002, before the Chief Magistrates Court in Jinja, East Uganda; on charges of having carnal knowledge of each other against the law of nature. Ratan and Roy both employees with Kengrow Industries in Jinja and members of Integrity Uganda, appeared before the Jinja Chief Magistrate and denied the charges amid heavy media coverage. Prosecution alleged that this was in violation of section 140 ( a ) of Uganda’s penal code.

Integrity Uganda officials secured a cash bail for the couple of Shs.450,000 and they are to appear back in court on Tuesday 26th November 2002. The couple are staying at Integrity Uganda’s headquarters at Kitemu pending their Court appearance next month.

Further details of this report can be seen on the Sunday New Vision website www.newvision.co.ug.

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