Another comrade arrested

Bad news from Uganda.

Activists in Uganda report that police have arrested Sam K. Ganafa, executive director of Spectrum Uganda Initiatives and board chair for the Sexual Minorities Uganda coalition.

Sam K. Ganafa, executive director of Spectrum Uganda (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Charges against Ganafa have not yet been determined.  He was handcuffed after he reported to the Kasangati police station in response to a call from the district police commander.

Police also searched his home and took two of Ganafa’s guests to the police station for interrogation.

Activists said Ganafa has opened his home to many homeless LGBTI persons and it was also used as a Spectrum Uganda office for more than eight years.

I hope he will be all right.


  1. oualawouzou says

    I hope as well.

    It’s hard to imagine, from our comfy north-american homes, the kind of courage it must take to play the kind of role he plays in Uganda.

  2. ewanmacdonald says

    I agree totally with the previous commenter. I can only commend his bravery and express my sorrow at his arrest.

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