President Yoweri Museveni has told critics who like to drag his name in controversies that emerge when his relatives join politics, saying his brethren are those who conduct themselves in an exemplary manner.
Museveni’s younger brother Godfrey Kaguta Aine Sodo is in the race against foreign affairs minister Sam Kahamba Kutesa’s daughter Shartis Musherure in Mawogola North, Sembabule District.
Clashes there led to the postponement of ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries in the constituency.
Musherure and Sodo were part of a meeting NRM parliamentary aspirants and other leaders that Museveni held in Sembabule and Mbarara on September 04.
Other aspirants were from the districts of Mbarara, Isingiro, Kiruhura and Kazo.
Museveni said his “name should not come up when my biological relatives are contesting.”
He added: “On the issue of my relatives getting involved in politics. In Matthew 12: 46-50. Jesus says His brothers are those who do the will of His Father in Heaven.
“For me, like Jesus, my relatives are all and any NRM member who does the right thing according to the party constitution.”
Other Museveni’s relatives that have previously joined politics include his wife Janet Museveni, who was MP for Ruhama County in Ntungamo.