Mukasa Jackson better known as Rihanna was born on this day. She is an out and proud transwoman and an advocate for the rights of transgender people in Uganda. In 2014, Rihanna together with a friend were arrested and paraded before the magistrate on charges of carnal knowledge against the order of nature and remanded to Luzira prisons where they were jailed for close to 6 months.
Despite passing through such troubling experiences and tough times, on release from jail, Rihanna has kept her head high and is passionate about the liberation struggle for the rights of sexual minorities. For your persistent efforts to fight for the rights of sexual minorities in Uganda, Kuchu Times celebrates you.