Life is complicated. And President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda may have been served this reality when his daughter Diana Kamuntu in a startling revelation, just days after he signed into law a bill prescribing life jail for gays, revealed she was gay.
Diana Kamuntu made this shocking revelation during a radio talk show in Mbarara, in Western Uganda. She said she was revealing this fact as a protest to the anti-gay law her father signed only February 24.
She said that though she loves her father unconditionally, she does not agree with Uganda’s anti-gay stance, and will fight against it.
“I am gay, I am homosexual. I have known this since I was a little girl. Also, I have been Christian all of my life, so I will not tolerate any law of this supposedly democratic nation, that will place hate on any person just because of what his or her sexual orientation happens to be,” said Kamuntu.
“Now that I finally revealed my sexual orientation, I put myself in front of this new law and I will let our people decide what to do with me,” Kamuntu adds, as her voice breaks down while on air.
The radio hostJames Kasirivu, was reportedly in shock, and could not seemingly get words out of his mouth.
An online medium, Abril Uno, reported that the live radio broadcast was abruptly shortened and was put off air after a few hours of repeated commercials.
The medium continued:
In the latest setback for homosexuals across Africa, the Ugandan President signed a law Monday that imposes tough penalties for homosexual acts, a move that has been condemned from around the world and that may jeopardize Uganda’s relationship with the United States and other Western nations.
As of this writing, neither the radio station nor the office of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni could be reached for comment.