By Suzan Kabarwani
President Yoweri Museveni has blamed Uganda’s judiciary for sabotaging the fight against corruption . Museveni made the remarks while addressing the congregation in Kasese district where the NRM party hosted its 27th anniversary celebration on Wednesday .
Museveni criticized the way the judiciary has continued to give out bail to corrupt officials which makes them escape their punishment of imprisonment .He proposed that at least the culprits in different corruption scandals be jailed for over six month before they are granted bail.
“One steals shs60 millions ,and is granted bail “ the angered president asked
He however assured the public that the fight against embezzlement is to go on with tougher measures ; “If we managed to overcome prejudicial killings ,Illegal roadblocks on different roads across the country ,poaching in different game parks ,what about embezzlement .” The president added
The function hosted in Nyakasanga grounds, Nyamwamba division, in Kasese Municipality attracted different leaders from in and outside the country .Many top leaders recienved medals of honour including the late Kabaka Mutese II of Buganda ,the speaker of parliament Rebbecca Kadaga ,the Prime Minister ,John Patrick Amama Mbabazi ,and the president himself.President Museveni was decorated by the vice president ,Edward Ssekandi.
Other people who recieved medals at the NRM 27th anniversary in Kasese included ;the Uganda Football Team that made it to the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations back in 1978, ex-Kampala Mayor Chirstopher Iga, late industrialist James Mulwana and Olympic Hero, Stephen Kiptorich, playwright Alex Mukulu among others.
The day was celebrated under the theme: “Lessons from Our History: NRM’s Commitment to Create a Better Future for Uganda”.