Category: Security Created on Monday, 20 August 2012 08:10 Published Date
From JUDE BUKENYA in Kampala, Uganda
KAMPALA, (CAJ News) - UGANDA has paid dearly for its fierce criticism of gays and lesbians when office of the prime minister's website was hacked, local gays and lesbians claimed the hacking.
Though the local gays and lesbians claimed responsibility, the yet to be fully identified gay’s rights advocacy group claimed to have hacked into the website of the office of the Prime Minister of the government of Uganda.
The prime minister of Uganda is called Amama Mbabazi, and has been silent over the latest development by gays and lesbians to intrude into his office's website.
The Ugandan government is widely known for being against acts of gay rights, homosexuality and lesbianism, and is in the process of developing a bill to curtail such activities from getting ground in the East African Region (EAR).
The cheeky lesbian and gay group quoted the prime minister as saying “we have got to expel the narrow mindness from this count".
The group has not been identified yet and there is no confirmation for the existence of reported festival scheduled for this week.
Uganda's gays and lesbians were set to take part in the gay pride week activities scheduled for Entebbe, Uganda last week.
The hacking down of the office of Uganda prime minister's website comes just a month after a Palestine group of computer hackers hacked into Mulago Hospital’s website blocking access to it and posting their own massages.
They posted a massage reading “we hacked your site not for sabotage but for supporting our Muslim bothers oppressed politically, and to show you the real massage of Islam”.
The Gay group alleged that the prime minister of Uganda had announced the full and unconditional support of the gay pride festivities in the country, but surprisingly the same gays and lesbians went on to hack the prime minister's office website for reasons that remained unclear.
The group quoted the prime minister as saying “we have got to expel the narrow mindness from this country and begin afresh, starting with a full and formal apology to all homosexuals living in Uganda today”.
In what comes as an unprecedented move in the Ugandan politics, the prime minister was happy to be the first to step up and hopes that the move to try to embrace gayism and lesbianism would mark a new chapter in the history of the nation, but the message took the prime minister's office by surprise.
The massage on the website read that there were many true sadness in this world arguing that a man or woman‘s choice was not one of those things.
"Let us rejoice and work together to make our nation strong and diligent," the message read.
The massage from the alleged gay and lesbian group posted on the website accused all Uganda politicians of supporting the naming and killing of homosexuality arguing that they (gays and lesbians) would not stand idle as their rights were trampled upon.
"Just like we forgot all about Kony we will forget about this because it isn’t on our doorstep.
"Rise now, assemble your teams, tell Uganda that its f****d up," one only identified as Paddy posted on behalf of the gays.
The Office of the Prime Minister could not respond to this, although experts pointed to lack of security on the webpage which has made it prone to the attack.
The growth of the Information Communications sector in Uganda is reported to be giving leverage to hackers to propel their interests especially terrorism and homosexuality.
The targets in Uganda have been strategic government departments which the hackers invade with calculated massages either to heighten the need to respect rights of marginalized groups, terrorism campaigns among others.