"Do not be corrupt. Do not agree to take a bribe. I have never taken or accepted a bribe from anyone," says President Museveni during the National Prayer Breakfast.
21ST NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST
THEME: The Power of Character in Leadership
President Yoweri Museveni has called on leaders not to abuse the power they have been entrusted with by God through the people, underlining that he has never taken or accepted a bribe from anyone. This was during the National Prayer Breakfast in Kampala on Tuesday. Below is a timeline of what transpired during the function:
12:10pm | Do not be corrupt, says President Museveni
In his address, President Yoweri Museveni has urged leaders not to be tempted "to abuse the trust given to you by God".
"Do not be corrupt. Do not agree to take a bribe. I have never taken or accepted a bribe from anyone," he says.
"You are given a little trust, you abuse it. How then will you gain bigger trust from God?
"For several years, I have been watching how people misuse their chances."
Reiterating what American Pastor Johnny Enlow had preached, Museveni urges people to be poor in spirit, be meek and do justice to other people.
"Be humble," he says. "Do no mock God."
He also calls on Enlow to document his preaching in form of a book "to help our people grasp the message".
11:17am | EARLIER: When President Museveni arrived
In case you missed out on the pictures of the President's arrival at the National Prayer Breakfast venue, here you go . . .
11:00am | 'You all have a pulpit to impact on society'
"Everyone one of you has a pulpit where you can change and have an impact on society," preaches Pastor Enlow.
"It surely might look like this [microphone and stand], but for any chance that you get to create an impact, use it."
10:48am | The man of God is around
By the way, Pastor Aloysius Bugingo is attending the prayer breakfast . . .
. . . and so is Uganda Cranes first-choice goalkeeper Denis Masinde Onyango, who is a former African Player of the Year.
Onyango plays his club football in South Africa, for top-tier side Mamelodi Sundowns.
10:40am | Sermon
Pastor Johnny Enlow from the US, who is on the left in the picture immediately below, is delivering the sermon of the day. For this occasion, it is the keynote address.
He is the founder of Restore 7 Organisation USA and also author of The Seven Mountain Prophecy.
10:30am | 'Check this out, we are live on TV'
Wonder what Pastor Joseph Serwadda of Victory Christian Church was showing them.
Any guesses out there?
10:20am | Devotion. Deep stuff!
Earlier, before the President's arrival, a passionate Lamwo district Woman MP Molly Lanyero led prayers. She prayer for the family institution.
Police spokesperson Fred Enange is around . . .
10:04am | PRESIDENT MUSEVENI ARRIVES
President Yoweri Museveni has arrived for the national prayer event. He is accompanied by his wife Janet, who is also the education and sports minister.
9:47am | Bugembe gets them twisting and turning
Pastor Wilson Bugembe of Light the World Ministries is also a gospel musician.
He has taken the mic, and you know what that means. Take a look . . .
9:30am | Today's readings
Minister for Kampala Beti Olive Kamya took the First Reading, extracted from the Book of Genesis (41:37-44, 46-49).
The Second Reading was from Titus (2:7-8,11-15) and was read by Kabale district Woman MP Catherine Ndamira.
9:15am | Food aplenty
It's a prayer session over breakfast. So as may expect, the guests' taste buds are being taken care of well.
9:15am | Let us bow down in prayer
Dokolo district Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal is among those who have led prayers this morning.
8:50am | Prayer time
Today is the eve of Uganda's Independence Day celebrations, and some of the guests at the prayer breakfast have expressed their sense of patriotism through their dress code.
The prayer session is organised by Parliament.
Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah welcomed and interacted with guests.
Here had a word with finance minister Matia Kasaija.
The Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Betty Aol Ocan showed up in a violet gomesi.
BREAKFAST IT IS.
Trade, industry and cooperatives minister Amelia Kyambadde (left) and minister in charge of presidency Esther Mbayo are in attendance.
It's prayer time.
A full house it is . . .
Guests are interacting inside the venue.
Finance minister Matia Kasaija and Justice Yorokamu Bamwine are seated on the same table.
Minister Mbayo was sure to take a selfie.
And so did other guests . . .