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Bishop Kisembo, Museveni clash over age limit

Bishop Reuben Kisembo has once again told President Yoweri Museveni to consider retiring for the good of the country, attracting a tough response from the country's number one citizen.  

Museveni was in Fort Portal today, Saturday to preside over the commissioning of St Elizabeth Chapel at Kyebambe Girls' School, one of the oldest missionary schools in the region. 

Bishop Reuben Kisembo (L) shakes hands with President Museveni

It all started when the Ruwenzori Diocese bishop in his speech thanked Museveni for the achievements in the last 30 years he has been president. Bishop Kisembo cited peace, Universal Primary and Secondary Education and construction of roads. 

The bishop then told Museveni to retire peacefully and give a chance to Ugandans to witness a peaceful transfer of power for the good of the country and for his own good.

As Kisembo spoke Museveni took notes in his handbook. Bishop Kisembo also told the president that it was unfortunate that parliament had amended the constitution and removed the presidential age limits.

"Mr president it is unfortunate that the age limits were removed.  However, you should prepare for a peaceful transfer of power. Kindly, do not deny the people of Uganda such an opportunity," Bishop Kisembo said amidst cheers from the congregation. 

After his speech, Kisembo shook hands with the president. In his response, Museveni said that he does not need lectures on what to do for Uganda. Museveni said that religious leaders have for a long time been provoking him through their comments.

"The religious leaders have been provoking us and me in particular, it should stop. I don't want people to lecture me about what to do for Uganda. A person who wants to lecture me must have the qualifications," Museveni said. 

Museveni also told the congregation that leaders should have a disciplined way of addressing issues, saying that it was wrong for Bishop Kisembo to talk about politics at a fundraising event.

"There is time for everything, I have come for a fundraising. There should be a disciplined way of interacting," Museveni said. 

Museveni contributed Shs 300 million for the completion of the chapel estimated to cost Shs 3 billion. 

Bishop Kisembo has been among religious leaders who were openly critical of the move by parliament to amend Article 102(b) of the Constitution which removed the lower and upper age caps for president and local council leaders.

Before the amendment through the Constitution Amendment Act 2017, which was passed on December 20, 2017 and assented to a week later, the law capped the age of the president at 35 and 75 years.

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+2 #31 Twebaze Francis 2018-02-12 12:05
"The religious leaders have been provoking us and me in particular, it should stop. I don't want people to lecture me about what to do for Uganda. A person who wants to lecture me must have the qualifications," Museveni said.

The question is: what does the president mean by qualifications? Should we be as qualified as Ofwono Opondo and Tamale Mirundi in order to advise him?

I think Bishop Kisembo is already qualified for that matter. How on earth would one underestimate the quality of a whole Bishop, leading a very gigantic Rwenzori Diocese, to be underqualified to advise the president?
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+2 #32 Remase 2018-02-12 18:51
"The religious leaders have been provoking us and me in particular, it should stop. I don't want people to lecture me about what to do for Uganda. A person who wants to lecture me must have the qualifications," Museveni said.

What to do for Uganda my a.. Forgive my french, however, why does M7 believe that he is the only one who has to do this or that for Uganda? what will we do when he dies?

What will Uganda do without him? This is another good one, "Museveni also told the congregation that leaders should have a disciplined way of addressing issues, saying that it was wrong for Bishop Kisembo to talk about politics at a fundraising event."

Remember Katikiro Mayiga's statement that urged us to accept the recent rigged elections?

Why didn't M7 come out and say that it was wrong for Mayiga to make political statements. fellow Ugandans, Mengo/Kabaka Mutebi should stop their support to M7 with immediate effect. let Mayiga come out and say exactly what the Bishop said. That will be it.
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+1 #33 Jama 2018-02-12 19:50
Advising one who feels to know everything is like trying to fill a basket with water.

Thank you Mr.bishop for preaching the mzee,who has eyes but has stubbornly refused to see.

He got ears but intentionally blocked them.He has a brain but has ignored to use it logically.
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0 #34 Akot 2018-02-12 20:37
Twebaze Francis, thanks.

As long as Ugandans stay silent-divided with tribal leaders all over-no National oppositionto Unite them against museveni, be will go on believing he has the right to shut up every Ugandan who stands up to say any thing that does not pleade him!

Museveni is just making sure he alone is boss over a people in a country he has conquered!

Has museveni a tribal land base in Uganda?

If NO, then, why is he holding evey Ugandan, including women, by the ball?

Not 1 Ugandan has the right to say anything, except what the demon wants!

For how much longer will Ugandans allow this abuse by a man they were kind enough to give shelter to & considered one of them, just as it was with Amin?
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0 #35 Akot 2018-02-12 20:40
Jama, agreed!

It's time Ugandans put their tribal differences that is keeping museveni in power aside & Unite to make their stand!

Is it museveni who took Ugandans in when they needed shelter-home?
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0 #36 Akot 2018-02-12 20:48
Quoting Remase:


Why does M7 believe that he is the only one who has to do this or that for Uganda? what will we do when he dies?

What will Uganda do without him? "Museveni also told the congregation that leaders should have a disciplined way of addressing issues, saying that it was wrong for Bishop Kisembo to talk about politics at a fundraising event."

Remember Katikiro Mayiga's statement that urged us to accept the recent rigged elections?

Why didn't M7 come out and say that it was wrong for Mayiga to make political statements.

Mengo/Kabaka Mutebi should stop their support to
M7 with immediate effect. let Mayiga come out and say exactly what the Bishop said. That will be it.


Thanks!

Mengo should now know it won't exist when museveni has ownership of Uganda, just as Acholi will be no more!
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0 #37 Akot 2018-02-12 20:51
Odongkara, agreed, but,

It's Ugandans working in peace to hand over tax money to the demon, right?

Whose country is Uganda?
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0 #38 Akot 2018-02-12 21:03
gwok, thanks!

Akot lives in Europe since 1987 & knows without Unity for common purpose, nothing can be achieved, especially renewing a government, dictatorship or democratic!

Even D.Trump knows Unity of a people to move on-bring change-kick off economy...is the only way out & this is why Americans just go along with present functioning administration that the rest of the world is against, yet USA economy is getting better monthly: more jobs-salary increase...!

If Ugandans don't want to Unite, then the only chance is formation of Indpendent tribal states & this must be before parliament hands over the country constitutionally to museveni!

Which tribe will have museveni as tribal leader?
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0 #39 Akot 2018-02-12 21:11
Twebaze Francis, understood, yet,

If Ugandans Unite NOW, will museveni's war dogs kill them & why?

Will unarmed Ugandans' Unity against their common enemy destroying their country/lives & will the world just watch them killed by miseveni?

If YES, then why are UN-European troops in CARepublic/elsewhere, yet won't help unarmed Ugandans & let museveni massacre?
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0 #40 Akot 2018-02-12 21:16
Quoting kelem:


every opportunity must be used to reminder him about how tired majority Ugandans are about him



Agred, yet,

The entire world wonders why Ugandans don't UNITE & bring down the tribalistic system keeping their common enemy in power!

Do Ugandans really want museveni out?

The latest to call for Unity, even when the people are United in misery to let the evil government just go on, is N.Korea!
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