44 people from Nansana, Uganda were arrested for organizing and attending a same-sex wedding.
The couple and the wedding guests were arrested on Monday and charged with intent to spread an infectious disease
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the arrest saying they raided the venue after they received an anonymous tip-off about an ongoing wedding between two men.
“Immediately after receiving the tip-off, a team of police officers proceeded to the scene and a group of 38 adult males and 6 females were found conducting a ceremony at around 1 pm that looked to be a wedding.
Inspector Owoyesigyire revealed that all the men had make-up whilst some were dressed as females in dresses and wigs.
Gifts which included suitcases, a tv, assorted gifts like sugar, salt, pineapples, and many other gifts normally given at traditional wedding functions were recovered at the venue.
Kampala’s spokesperson also noted that used and unused condoms were recovered at the scene whereas the suspects were not observing Covid-19 health regulations like social distancing and wearing of face masks.
The 44 people who are said to be members of the LGBTIQ group are still currently detained in police custody. They are set to appear in court soon for their hearing
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In an almost similar development, a newlywed couple from Rwanda was forced to spend their first time in an open stadium as punishment for breaking Covid-19 lockdown regulations.
The couple was arrested together with their guests and taken to an empty stadium where they were forced to observe social distancing to avoid chances of spreading the virus.
They were part of 60 people who were arrested at the Le Printemps Hotel in Gasabo District during a reception.