Museveni: I was a ‘mulokole’ who regularly graced overnights in my youth

President Yoweri Museveni has revealed that during his youthful days, he used to grace overnights at his village church.

“I was a ‘mulokole’ and a very active member of the Scripture Union Movement.That movement of scripture union was really good in terms of making the young people learn the bible more, but also be sensitised about life in general,” Museveni said during today’s parliamentary sitting as Members of Parliament paid tribute to the late Cyprian Bamwoze, former Bishop of Busoga Diocese.

President Museveni claimed to have known Bishop Bamwoze for the past 57 years, after they first met at a Christian youth camp at Nabugabo. He admitted that Bamwoze contributed a lot in nurturing him especially in the spiritual world.

“The church helped me so much; even when we were fighting, we did it in a Christian way. The mentality picked from religious instruction helped me to navigate through all those issues,” Museveni said.

“I take this opportunity to salute this man, May his soul rest in peace,” he added.

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah and several other Members of Parliament were all present for the afternoon special sitting.