A female teacher at the PMM Girls School in Jinja City has been detained by the police on suspicion of advocating homosexuality.
The teacher is being questioned as part of the investigations, according to James Mubi, a spokesperson for the Kiira provincial police.
According to him, the schoolteacher was detained when her suspected lesbian girlfriend filed a police report accusing her of abandoning her and enlisting young girls in their vice.
“Her alleged Lesbian partner, a 30-year-old, surrendered to police. We have the couple in our custody. The partner claims the teacher has been cheating on her and not providing her with basic needs,” he said in an interview at the weekend.
“But the suspect testified to police that she rented a house for her partner and set up for her timber business and she disputed allegations of not providing basic needs to her alleged lesbian partner,” Mr Mubi added.
He claimed that the teacher has been acting like a masculine, including the dressing code, in the eyes of her lesbian partner.
Upon completion of the case file, according to Mr. Mubi, the two will be charged with sexual harassment in court.
This happened the day after hundreds of parents protested outside PMM Girls’ School in Jinja City over the supposed presence of a teacher who was encouraging homosexuality and lesbianism.
Following many social media reports accusing the instructor of indulging their girls, the irate parents—who were barred from entering the school—demanded to take their kids home.
Ms Rose Kalembe, the chairperson of the old girls’ school organization, said the teacher should be suspended from school because she is “tarnishing its image”.
“I was here in the 1990s and had never heard of lesbian issues in this school. The suspected teacher was also a student in this school, and as old girls, we have to do something,” she said.
When approached, the school administration declined to comment on the situation.
Mr. Haruna Mulopa, the Jinja City Education Officer, stated that the matter has been turned over to the police.