Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni thinks that by handpicking the wealthy sons and daughters of the stinking rich corrupt National Resistance Army (NRA) politicians to fill the key government positions, will fight and erase the cancer of corruption which has eaten and sank the country into the bottomless abyss - beyond rubicon.
It is a well-known fact that all these potbellied NRA historicals came from the bush in 1986 donning tattered clothes and shoes, had nothing in their names but upon installing themselves into power, began to loot the coffers mercilessly and 35-years later they own everything and yet their bellies are not near becoming full. They are like greedy hyenas who want to eat the same amounts as elephants.
Himself, family members and close associates have been named in mouth gaping scandalous corruption syndicates - domestic and international. A recent foreign one is where he and Sam Kutesa were marked as exhibits 1510 and 1504 respectively in the U.S. Courts during the trial and indictment of a Chinese investor, Patrick Ho. Since he says that corruption is caused by poverty pressure, are they poor?
Elsewhere, people leave politics and go into business because they believe that they can earn more there but here in Uganda, people see politics as the quickest way to become rich.
Where would Museveni and his cartel be if they had not masqueraded as liberators? Everyone wants to become a politician including the best lawyers, doctors, academicians etcetera because they believe it is the quickest way to amass wealth.
Well, that is the reason why they do not want to go. They have looted Uganda to the bone and they fear that once they are removed from power, they will lose everything they have fleeced including facing the comeuppance of the laws against illicit enrichment. They fear facing a functioning government system. They would rather be succeeded by another thief. One thief out, another in kind of leadership.
That describes why they do everything—including stealing elections, murdering and imprisoning critics—to retire into the presidency so that they do not lose their power. Losing the power would conceivably mean that they would no longer protect their loot in a new functioning government.
Uganda may have the best laws against corruption as enunciated in the Anti-Corruption Act, 2019 but because of poor enforcement as a result of syndicated corruption which begins with the president and his family, the perpetrators are never successfully prosecuted but instead the small fish suffer.
His family members who are inside the caboodle of corruption are immune against the laws because they are of the kindred consanguinity with the president.
If you may ask yourself, is it possible for the descendants of most thieves to be honest or they will exponentially be more thieves than their parents since children learn their ways from their parents? In Ruhororo there is a saying that a child learns of its mother's pilfering tricks by simply being clutched on her back.
Imagine Gen. Museveni of 1980, young and patriotic, went to the bush to fight the Milton Obote government which he accused of corruption and vote-rigging but when he overthrew it and assumed office, he has done worse.
Mr. Museveni, do you want us to believe that you failed to solve the Ugandan problems in the last 35-years you have been president but you will solve them in the next five years?
Tubalemu amagezi sebbo. You are just enjoying the corruption and without it, you can never even win an election!