The former FDC president, Dr. Kiiza Besigye, returned to Uganda yesterday from Geneva, claiming he had gone to attain further medical examinations after a period of having a series of health complications.
“Thankfully, I am back home at Kasangati. Having felt quite unwell in early February, I traveled abroad to seek a better assessment. The doctors, among others, advised that I take a therapeutic rest, which I dutifully did, staying with family in Geneva,” Besigye said on his Twitter handle.
However, it has been revealed that the political veteran had gone to reunite with his gay son Anselm, who happens to have gained massive influence in the gay communities all over the world, to lobby for funds for his Red Card Front, which has completely failed to take off in terms of political popularity.
Close family and relatives have revealed to this website that Anselm, who is publicly known for being gay, has enjoyed some privileges after rising through the ranks in the biggest gay organizations world over, given his prior leadership at Harvard University and her/his mother’s popularity.
Anselm, who now identifies as a ‘woman’ had been a leader at Harvard, where he was a staunch advocate for gay rights and social inclusion. To show support, he/she organized several campaigns on campus.
According to sources, Rtd. Col. Besigye used Anslem’s influence to get an audience with gay rights activities and donors in Geneva to fund his projects back home. Besigye, in the meeting claimed to need the funds to help fight the Anti-Homosexuality bill recently passed and also promote gay rights in Uganda.
Anselm’s mother, Winnie Byanyima, who also doubles as the Executive Director of UNAIDS and an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, asked the Government of Uganda early last month to freely accept homosexuality, describing it as normal and saying that those involved must be allowed to love and associate freely without criminalizing them.
However, the Ugandan population, unlike the West, has continued to fight against the vice, calling it immoral and ungodly.