Foreigners supported Amin & he killed alot of people- Museveni
President Museveni has commented on excitement caused by some foreigners trying to interfere with Ugandan affairs.
He said apart from ideological differences, Idi Amin killed a lot of people.
“If we had listened to foreigners, we’d have made mistakes. Foreigners can lead to a lot of distortions. Ignore them,” he said Saturday while addressing the nation on security.
“When Idi Amin made a coup (1971); he was supported by foreigners but for us straight away after he’d announced his coup, we decided to fight him because he couldn’t understand our Pan-African aims.”
Museveni said he needs state-power to solve problems of Africa not just positions.
“In 2018, shallow people thought they’d use crime to derail our progress.They started killing Moslems and people like Kagyezi, Kaweesi, Kirumira Kiggundu, Abiriga, women in Nansana, Entebbe and then leaflets threatening people with panga attacks.”
The president said he brought a distinguished commando unit from Somalia- which had also destroyed ADF.
This commando group quickly defeated the terrorists who wanted to disturb elections.
They killed some and arrested some of these terrorists.
“The lawbreakers & criminals are the ones that forced us to deploy the army to support Police. For instance, upon deployment- The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) arrested some criminals and that explains some disappearances.”
He said the talk of disappearances should be ignored because it can’t happen under the National Resistance Movement (NRM).
“Under NRM, even if a mistake is made, it will be discovered or answered. That’s the point i wanted to mention tonight.”