Don’t tamper with Uganda’s children, says MP backing new anti-gay law

Aug 14, 2014, 01:30 PM, Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is set to re-table a controversial anti-gay bill that was recently struck down by the country's constitutional court. The original version of the law passed in February, however it was overturned on a technicality this month. The law had punished gay sex with long prison terms and attracted criticism from Western aid donors. According to MPs backing a new version of the bill, the law will be watered down and focused on the threat of supposed homosexual recruitment of children. RFI's Daniel Finnan spoke to Medard Bitekyerezo, a Ugandan MP supporting the new bill.