BEFORE you give us your issues with Betty Aketch, tell us, who coined the phrase, â€˜ekimansulo of the mouth?â€™
Well no sooner had she stepped into parliament as the new Woman MP for Bushenyi, Mary Karooro Okurut, lashed out at her fellow Member of Parliament, Saaamu Musumba, saying, â€œMusumba has got to dress her mouth. She has got ekimansulo of the mouth. She uses very provocative language. She has persistently abused the president...I am calling on my sister to dress her mouth.â€
I have been reading with grave concern that one of our ministers has been a naughty girl and embarrassed herself, her fellow cabinet ministers, parliamentarians and Uganda as a whole. Is that true?
You have hit the nail on the head. Can you imagine that with no shame, a whole Betty Akech, who is state minister for security went on an ekimansulo of the mouth spitting spree right in front of United Nations officials, the American ambassador, Jimmy Kolker and fellow MPs! And from what I gather, Akech reduced herself to behaving like school kid, who has been denied some sweets that she went on the rampage by throwing her â€˜toys out of the pram.â€™ First she hurled the ekimansulo and not contented with that, she splash red wine over guests!
Dear me TB, what exactly brought on the ekimansulo? Did she suddenly spot Okurut in the room? Was there inspirational music being played in the background, which prompted her to take leave of her senses? And did she do a rap version of the ekimansulo?
Well it appears that our Aketch has grown wings of grandeur and power, which have gone to her head.
When the then out-going ESO boss, David Pulkol, was handing over office to his successor, Akech made some utterances of the ekimansulo flavour by warning him that as he is out of office, he should not go round divulging ESO secrets. What Akech does not know is that Pulkol is a professional spy, and one who is sworn to uphold the secrets of the state. There is no way Pulkol would go round showering people with wine as well as indulging in the ekimansulo of the mouth!
I hear the ekimansulo she uttered was directed at Randy Harris of USAID?
That is what I am led to believe. Can you imagine that Akech whined like a dog in a doghouse simply because they (the Americans) did not give her the respect she deserved as a minister of state! And because of that, I am now tempted to believe that whenever Akech goes out to a place and nobody knows her, she bellows the immortal words, â€œdo you know who I am?â€
So once she had done the ekimansulo, what did she do next?
Obviously she had to end her ekimansulo performance on a high note.
She did a spot of wine splashing followed by another bout of the ekimansulo, a killer one liner, which went along the lines of:
â€œyou sycophantic Americans!â€ before jumping into her car and driving off!
Dear me, dear me! So what is going to happen to her? Are they going to fire her, give her a dressing down or will she quit and join the comedians, The Amarula family?
That is a good question. While she may have a good grasp of the ekimansulo of the mouth, I donâ€™t think Akech will find any employment with The Amarula Family. Akech has to learn how to â€˜be easyâ€™ as they say. If she canâ€™t handle, then her mouth should be put on a leash and then caged until it can learn some manners!
Aketch spits ekimansulo of the mouth