Mirundi: Why I’ll Stay Museveni's Favourite Spokesperson


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At a mentorship conference held by Sisimuka Uganda at UMA Show grounds on Saturday, he spoke to hundreds on why many Ugandans find problems safeguarding their hard-obtained jobs.

Amid rib-cracking jokes Mirundi explained why he remains President Museveni’s favourite press secretary.

“Jobs don’t come easy, especially in government, yet when many Ugandans get one, they forget about their misery. They want to personalise it and spend the least amount of time and effort on it. They get the impression that they are irreplaceable.”

He added: “As a way of making myself irreplaceable, I go out of my way to do radio talk shows on a daily basis talking about my boss. Why? because I know that before sacking me, he will ask if there is anyone else who can do it like me.”

Mirundi said that many Ugandans lack commitment and passion about their jobs; don’t want to identify with them, especially when they seem demeaning.

He further cautioned employees against accepting to be intimidated by outsiders while executing their duties.

“People accuse me of calling myself a president’s dog and attacking even those close to me in his defence. But I ask them, if I have been hired to guard a bank and my father-in-law appears amongst the robbers, should I punch in the air because he is an in-law? Why in the first place did he have to rob from where I work?”

When majority of Ugandans land on a highly paying job, Mirundi said, they want to tell everyone about it, and in the process, alert competitors.

“Money is what you make it. If you hide it, it will not make noise. Unfortunately, many Ugandans have turned it into their marijuana. You have been hired in one month; you throw a wedding party, the next month a brand new ride. People will ask questions and it’s your job at stake.”

He added: “Wise men like myself, purchase 12 pieces of identical Kaunda suits. People think it’s only one and go sympathising. They carry packed food to office and tell you food around here is expensive, yet it’s on money that they are seated.”

Nepotism and favouring family members Mirundi said was another reason why many Ugandans don’t cling to their jobs for long.

“If you are a bank employee, don’t give a loan to your father without collateral security. When they fail to pay, the entire family is going down including yourself.”

“I tell my young friends that if you are dating a rich man’s house girl who steals food for you, don’t impregnant her. She will be sacked and will join you on the streets. You rather find some else to impregnant.”


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