On 31st July, 2014, Pastor Solomon Male, a long serving Evangelist and an advocate against Homosexuality had testified to court concerning the on-going sodomy case against former SC Villa Coach, Chris Mubiru.
In his statement to the Buganda Road Magistrate Lillian Buchana, Pastor Male said that he got to know about Chris Mubiru’s sodomy behavior in 2004 at a crusade he had organized in Namungoona when some of his (Mubiru’s) sodomy victims turned up among the congregation.
Magistrate Lilian Buchana adjourned the case on several occasions as more state witnesses were brought to testify and since then, the case file has been open until last week when Mubiru was found guilty of sodomising the 17-year-old boy in 2009.
He was charged under Section 145(a) of the Penal Code Act. The law prohibits same-sex sexual acts and provides for a punishment of up to life imprisonment once found guilty.
Chief Magistrate Flavia Nabakooza who passed on the verdict sentenced Christopher Mubiru to ten years in prison and also ordered him to compensate his sodomy victim with Shs 50m shillings, which was a little lower than what the victim had requested for of 100m.
When given an opportunity to address the court, the victim while hooded to hide his identity from the media, said that his future has been wasted.
On passing the ruling, Pastor Male expressed his satisfaction and furthermore told media that for those thinking to continue with the practice, he will hunt them down. “This will be an example to protect children against homosexuals.” He continued to say.