Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko has lashed at members of the jobless brotherhood who dumped 10 piglets at parliament last week saying they are being used by former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Kizza Besigye.
On Thursday, youth belonging to the Jobless Brotherhood dropped yellow and blue painted 10 piglets at the main gate of Parliament, protesting government’s decision to give Shs200 million for each MPs vehicle and the “indifference” of peoples’ representatives. Yellow is the symbolic colour for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) while blue is for Forum for FDC.
One of the piglets, branded Kato Lubwama, the Lubaga South MP, was kicked and tortured to death by the police officers on duty during their seizure.
The other was branded Nsereko, among other MPs.
The demonstration was intended to portray the MPs as greedy.
However, while appearing on NBS TV on Monday morning Mr Nsereko, NRM members refuted claims that Jobless Brotherhood is an FDC extension.
“This is not new in Parliament. These are young men being given ‘something’. My immediate reaction was, ‘ohh, I saw this coming’. Pigs were thrown in front of Prophet Muhammad’s house several times. All this is happening because I didn’t support defiance. Most bloggers writing about me are Besigye apologists. They are just being used by Besigye,” he said.
Nsereko says all this is happening because he didn’t support Besigye’s defiance campaign.
“These people’s next move is ‘occupy Parliament’, I know everything. If the demonstration was about greedy Parliamentarians, wouldn’t it be us? I think not, because we don’t represent that category.”