By Nathan Etengu
President Yoweri Museveni has criticised Justice George Kanyeihamba of the Supreme Court for saying that peasants cannot determine the countryâ€™s destiny.
He said Kanyeihamba was not fit to be a judge and he should explain his remarks.
Kanyeihamba was on Friday quoted to have told a workshop in Kampala that he was not aware of any country where peasants took important decisions.
Museveni said, â€œHow can you say my employer (peasants) cannot know how to run his home. How then are you a judge? This judge must explain.â€
Museveni was on Saturday afternoon addressing local leaders in Sironko at a seminar in Masaba secondary school, Budadiri county.
State ministers Beatrice Wabudeya, Michael Werikhe and Dr. Fabius Byaruhanga attended the seminar that attracted LC5 and LC3 councillors and the youth, Movement and women leaders.
Museveni said he underscored the contents of Kanyeihambaâ€™s statements and would follow it up.
â€œHow dare you do this when you are dealing with the law? I want him to see how strong the peasants are,â€ Museveni said.
He said people running around talking about the third term (ekisanja) were wasting their saliva. â€œIn the Movement, we should economise our saliva for useful talk because the issue of leadership was determined long ago,â€ he said.
Museveni said political power was given to the peasants long ago and he did not see any justification in some people making uncalled for noise about the third term.
Museveni castigated the British for lecturing Ugandans about democracy. He said the British ruled the country for 70 years without holding any elections.
â€œWhenever I see Europeans coming here to teach us about democracy, I get alarmed because when they were here from 1890 to 1962, there was no democracy.
The so called elections held in 1962 were badly organised,â€ he said.
He said the British ruled the country with the assistance of the chiefs who were imposed on the people.
He said Uganda had achieved a lot in the fight against diseases and appealed to parents and local leaders to mind about hygiene.