Museveni to opposition leaders: God is watching you as you incite violence

President Museveni cautioned opposition leaders who cause riots, saying that God will punish them. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA– President Museveni has said God will punish Opposition politicians who mislead Ugandans to take part in protests.

Speaking at the commissioning of the newly constructed Mityana Diocese headquarters on Saturday, the President gave an example of the riots in Mityana Town where one person was shot dead and several others injured. The residents were rioting over the brutal arrest of their MP, Mr Francis Zaake.

But at the weekend, Mr Museveni said Opposition politicians should opt for lawful ways of handling grievances not violence.

“Leaders should know that whatever they are doing they are answerable to God. So, they should be careful and avoid misleading people,” the President said.

Mr Museveni because some rioters turn against police officers during the violent demonstrations, they end up being brutalized. But he apologized for the Mityana deaths.

“But I apologise for what our policemen did here [in Mityana], it was bad to shot and kill. They [policemen] acted following the stupidity of leaders who misled the people. I am told, they abandoned their guns and runway, but we are still looking for them,” he said.

He said the opposition leaders are responsible for the poor roads in Mityana Town, arguing that they focus on other things other than working for the development of their areas.

The President donated Shs30m towards the church and pledged another Shs400m for procurement of furniture for the 3000-seater St Andrew’s Cathedral.

Archbishop Stanley Ntagali commended Mr Museveni for his continued support to the Church.



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