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President Yoweri Museveni is a very skilled politician and he doesn’t say or write things without thinking seriously about them.
On Sunday evening, while launching Uganda’s Golden Jubilee celebrations at the Kampala Serena Hotel, Museveni gave a spirited defense of the Police Force, which lately has come under fire for human rights abuses with some people describing the force as brutal and roguish.
Museveni said the Uganda Police under General Kale Kayihura is a very professional force and describing them as human rights abusers is a ‘bogus assessment.’
Museveni then said the police are a mirror of the general society. He declared; ‘You cannot have an indisciplined political class and expect the police to be disciplined and if there are human rights groups who do not balance their judgment of the police, then they are bogus and useless.’
Museveni is most definitely right. Politicians in this country set the trends. We have very few other role models that Ugandans want to emulate and one journalist once said that politics is Uganda’s cash crop. If you want to get rich quick, join politics.