Professor Gilbert Bukenya, Uganda’s Vice President is one interesting character. He is always reinventing himself in the face of all sorts of adversity. The jolly, rotund politician is increasingly turning into a one-man army, a modern-day Rambo who just doesn’t know when to say quit.
The Professor’s latest antics in which he was quoted in the local media refuting reports that he would be hanging up his gloves, bring that MC Hammer track to mind: Too Legit to Quit.(this is where I should insert a YouTube video but I can’t wait for Karamoja to develop…I mean I cant wait for this slow internet to make up its mind. Blame Infocom).
The press offered, ‘Bukenya backs off Mbabazi’s position’ but methinks, according to the article beneath, ‘Bukenya sneers at Mbabazi’s job‘ should have been more like it. The guy was there like the fox in the fable turning away apparently disinterested and saying the grapes are sour after all.
After reading about Gilbert Bukenya’s actions for the last six years, it is hard to believe he is telling the truth when he says he is not interested in being the NRM’s Secretary General. He might say the SG is a lowly position but we all know that’s just in theory; in the NRM‘s Uganda, that is the sheit. Being SG is a foot in the doorway if one’s ambition is to be president.
And all that mobilizing Professor Bukenya has been doing over the years can’t be because he is such a loyal subject of President Museveni. He obviously has his eyes on the top spot. Only problem is that there’s another dog that’s more hungry.
Well, having been given such comic relief with stories about the mafia stalking the Veep, taking photographs of his mango trees, crossing the no-no line and trying to incriminate the President in the Chogm car scandal (is it surprising that all of a sudden someone let Mirundi out?), visiting that shrine in 2004 and of course that whole Jamila Nakku saga, one can only think of one thing: get the popcorn and put up your legs. Its going to be another ride.
Oh, and happy new year. I have a feeling this one’s going to be interesting.