Persons convicted of sexual offences will have their data registered with the National Identification and Registration Authority (Nira), according to the Sexual Offences Bill, 2019 that Parliament passed on Monday night.
The Legal and Parliamentary Committee chairperson, Mr Jacob Oboth Oboth (NRM, West Budama South) presented the Bill in Parliament on Monday afternoon. He asked the House to create a sex offender’s register, which will be linked to the Nira system and information shared within 10 days on conviction of the offenders.
“The register shall be managed and maintained in electronic or other form by the authority. A person convicted of an offence under this Act shall have his or her particulars captured in the register,” the Bill, which now awaits President Museveni’s signature, reads in part.
He said any person who utters any word, makes any sound or gesture, makes direct or indirect sexual advances or requests whether verbal or written, commits an offence.