M7 Who declared himself Leopard, became Lion — Miria Matembe

Former minister of Ethics and Integrity Dr. Miria Matembe has said President Museveni did not win the 18th February presidential elections and is imposing himself on Ugandans.


Matembe, a never relenting government critic while appearing on NBS TV today morning described Museveni a man who depicted himself as a leopard before elections but became a lion after the polls.

“President Museveni declared himself a leopard before elections. After elections, he became a lion. He is imposing himself on us,” she stated.

“President Museveni did not win the election. He knows that and I am sure he is not happy.”

She opined that before elections, mood was clear and people wanted change but majority of Ugandans demanding change were shattered.

Appealing to the president and Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura to reduce the level of cruelty meted on the opposition leaders, Matembe argued that the duo aren’t the first and last president and Inspector General of Police respectively.

Commenting on Museveni-Besigye political dominance, she said “Uganda is not for Museveni and neither is it for Besigye. It belongs to the people. We the people want development and harmony.”

Hon Byandala case

Matembe wondered why the minister Without Portfolio Hon Abraham Byandala who punched Judith Naluggwa, a Bukedde TV journalist, at the Anti-Corruption court premises last week has not been arrested.

“You mean Byandala has not been arrested for punching the journalist, moreover in front of a temple of justice?” she queried.

She noted that the case vindicates lawlessness and selective application of the law by the government.

“Why should Byandala continue to be a minister? How is a man currently in court for looting our money is still a minister?” Matembe wondered.