While officiating at the fifth Memorial Day of Chief Justice Benedicto Kiwanuka on Wednesday, President Yoweri Museveni called for consolidated efforts to unify the country in honor of the late chief justice.
"It is therefore my appeal that in memory of Kiwanuka, we consolidate and support the unity and approach of togetherness he advocated for. We missed the opportunity for broad-based unity in1962, 1971, and 1980 because of tribalistic mindsets," President Museveni tweeted after the function, which was held at the High Court in Kampala.
I salute Kiwanuka for being forthright and truthful. He opposed chauvinism and the adoption of a tribal agenda. He wanted a national position and unity."
According to Museveni, the fruits of NRM liberation can only be maintained and carried forward through unity.
"Kiwanuka turned out to be a martyr under circumstances he should not have been in the first place. Nevertheless, we the freedom fighters of NRM were able to remove the killers of Ben Kiwanuka, the colonial soldiers, Idi Amin, and the group," he said.
"Countrymen, countrywomen, the political class, let's not lose new opportunities. NRM has been able to keep you together for 35 years now, that’s why we are moving. Let us consolidate and support this unity and approach of togetherness (Agali awamu gegalya ennyama)."