Twitter users mock as Ugandan president, says “I have never stolen anything” at huge anti-corruption walk
London, Dec. 4, 2019 (AltAfrica)-President Yoweri Museveni has rallied Ugandan leaders to intensify efforts into the fight against corruption, saying that the vice is a moral, spiritual and material problem.
“I have never stolen anything from anybody and I am also not a poor man,” Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni said, as he led thousands of his supporters in a march against corruption in the capital, Kampala, the state-linked New Vision newspaper reports.
“It is a moral problem because you make yourself a parasite. Corrupt people are parasites because they get wealth which they did not earn,” he said at Kololo on Wednesday during an Anti-Corruption Walk ceremony.
Spiritually, Museveni added, corrupt people are bad investors “because they think that God does not see the bad things they do”.
“In the last 60 years, I have been watching and I have not seen these corrupt people being successful sustainably.”
“Corrupt people are parasites because they get wealth which they did not earn,” Mr Museveni added.
The New Vision reported that Mr Museveni’s comments came after Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah said: “Mr President, who is the corrupt?
“The corrupt is my wife, the corrupt is somebody’s husband, sister, brother, father or mother. The corrupt are our grandparents, the corrupt are the societies that we live in.
“Mr President, we are all corrupt.”
The march caused huge traffic jams in Kampala – and some people mocked the government on Twitter for organising it: