I’ll work with Russia, Museveni tells Obama
25 February 2014, 16:45
Cape Town - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly told US President Barack Obama to stop interfering in the affairs of his country and to “go back to your home”.
Museveni said this just before signing a controversial law that discriminates against homosexuals on Monday.
This was despite warnings from Washington that he was putting US relations with Kampala at risk.
According to the Daily Nation, Museveni told Obama to stop interfering in the affairs of Uganda, adding that he will work with the Russian government “because they don’t meddle in the internal affairs of other countries”.
Museveni said Uganda was his home and therefore no one should tell him what to do.
The anti-gay bill cruised through parliament in December after its architects agreed to drop a death penalty clause.
It holds that repeat homosexuals should be jailed for life. It also outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and legally obliges people to denounce gays to the police.