Former vice president, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya, has again been in the news for the wrong reasons. At first the media accused him of having a disturbed marital relationship with his wife; and that she considered him to be an AIDS risk to her life. He did not deny this; instead he went further to say that the young women he was having trysts with, gave him an added bit in his life.
Even if this was true, Bukenya should not have gone to the waves to shame himself, knowing that he had been the second-most important figure in this country. But perhaps, we should have been aware of the personality twists that the medical professor is aware of.
At one time he was photographed and reported consulting with a witchdoctor, somewhere in Mpigi. As if this was not bad enough, one time when he was receiving President Yoweri Museveni, at Entebbe Airport, as it drizzled, he took off the umbrella from a Museveni aide and he took the mantle of the aide himself to shield Museveni from the rain.
This was unbecoming of the vice president. In any case this sycophancy did not save him from being sacked, anyway.
Rosemary Namaganda, Kakiri