Pastor Martin Sempa and seven others have been charged by Ugandan authorities with conspiring to frame another pastor on sodomy charges.
Box Turtle has a comprehensive report:
Christmas has come early for the LGBT community in Uganda.The Daily Monitor,Uganda’s largest independent newspaper,reports that two people are in custody and six others are being sought for conspiracy charges over last year’s pastor wars.The two in custody include anti-gay pastor Solomon Male, along with lawyer Henry Ddungu. They are being charged in connection with as “conspiracy to injure the reputation of Pastor Robert Kayanja of Rubaga Miracle Centre Cathedral, Kampala,” according to Daily Monitor. Also charged are pastors Bob Robert Kayiira, Michael Kyazze and Martin Sempa, lawyer David Kaggwa, Deborah Kyomuhendo and David Mukalazi.For the Archbishop of York this should all ring a bell. His blood brother Robert Kayanja, went through the same ordeal of false witness from Ssempa. From New Vision dated September 25, 2009:
Interestingly, the government-owned New Vision is also prominently reporting the arrests as well.
THE first half of this year left its mark in the history of Uganda’s Born-again church. Renowned pastor, Robert Kayanja, was accused of sodomy.With respect to David Bahati's anti-gay bill the Ugandan-born Archbishop of York said in November 2009 that he intended to keep silent. Bahati and Ssempa are very close allies.
A group of five pastors and their colleagues pinned the Rubaga Miracle Centre cleric but Kayanja denied the allegations, calling them mudslinging.
The accusers were pastors Michael Kyazze, Martin Ssempa, Solomon Male, Kayiira and Semujju.
Anita Kyomuhendo and David Mukalazi were the co-accusers. The Police investigated the matter and cleared Kayanja, averting a prolonged court battle.