Two gay activists announce plans to run in the 2016 Uganda elections

Two LGBTI rights activists have made public their intentions to run for political office in the upcoming 2016 elections. Moses Kimbugwe, currently the Programs Director at Spectrum Uganda and Mboode Willy Senior, a gay activist, have announced that they will be running for elective office and have started online campaigns.

The announcements bring to mind the daring efforts of Kenya’s LGBTI activist, David Kuria, who announced he would be running for the 2012 Kiambu Senatorial seat. However, a few months to the elections, Kuria stopped campaigning allegedly over threats he received on account of his sexuality.  Read More