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Vol 65 No 10

Published 9th May 2024


Parliamentary speaker flounders in corruption saga

Facing British travel bans and asset freezes over state theft scandal, Speaker Anita Among claims she is being targeted for her anti-LGBTQ+ stance

When asked about her involvement in corrupt schemes, Anita Among, Speaker of the parliament in Kampala, usually argues she is being singled out by foreigners for her energetic promotion of the Anti-Homosexuality Act last year. But in the face of British sanctions against Among and two former ministers, these tactics proving less effective this time. Opposition activists have stepped up their criticism and fellow ruling party members aren't springing to her defence.

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