Scam? Integrity Uganda youth worker murdered? Perhaps not.

We are now having second thoughts about this story based on confirmation that Bishop Christopher Senyonjo did not make the statements attributed to him. This calls the veracity of the entire story into question. More soon. 7/6/10 6:10 pm

Here is our current story.

Colin Coward has a revolting and an alarming report about what appears to be an anti-gay atrocity in Uganda:

A search for a missing pro-gay priest, the Rev Henry Kayizzi Nsubuga, who disappeared almost two and half weeks ago after delivering a scathing speech at St. Paul’s Church, Kanyanya supporting homosexuality in Uganda, led the joint search team of Integrity Uganda and Namirembe Diocese to the severed head of another person. The head was found in a pit latrine on the farm of Badru Kiggundu, the Electoral Commission Chairman, in Makindye Sabagabo, Wakiso District.

Judith Nabakooba, a police spokesperson, identified the head as that of Pasikali Kashusbe, one of the workers on Kigggundu’s farm and a member of Integrity Uganda. Pasikali and his partner Abbey are youth workers with Integrity Uganda charged with the responsibility of mobilising young LGBT people in activities which build community capacity to face up to the challenge of homophobia, especially in the area of attitude change and care through drama and sports activities.

According to the police, a mutilated torso which was earlier in the week discovered in Kabuuma Zone, about half a kilometre away from Kiggundu’s farm was probably Pasikali’s The torso was described as belonging to a young man and had no genitals.

Pasikali went missing over three and half weeks ago when the country was celebrating Uganda Martyrs Day. All efforts by his partner Abbey and other family members to find him had been fruitless.

Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, Chairperson of Integrity Uganda lamented the murder of this young man as ‘absurd’ adding that, ‘clearly, the values of tolerance and social inclusion are sadly being sacrificed on the altar of state ignorance, ineptness and good old colonial stupidity’.

The Rev. Nsubuga has been missing since mid-June, according to a report in New Vision. However, the paper has not repeated claims made elsewhere that the disappearance is linked to Nsubuga’s work with LGBT Christians.

A Church of Uganda parish priest in the city has gone missing. Some family members last saw Henry Kayizzi Nsubuga of Kanyanya parish on June 15 at Kyabalogo in Mukono district, according to a newspaper notice.

An official at Namirembe, the seat of the Church of Uganda, on condition of anonymity, said Nsubuga’s whereabouts were unknown. In an interview with Bukedde ku Sande, The New Vision’s sister paper, the clergyman’s wife, Harriet Nakitende Nsubuga, said efforts to trace him have been fruitless.

“We have asked all the family friends but they do not have any information about his whereabouts,” she said.

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