Museveni doesn’t know parliament is a ‘kafunda’


Museveni addressing parliament

President Yoweri Museveni is back with his surprises; this time round, he doesn’t know the size of the Ugandan parliament.

While addressing the August House on Monday alongside Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, Museveni said he was not aware the Ugandan parliament was that small.

“You still have this kafunda as your chambers?” he queried feigning ignorance of the size of the legislative house.

He said the Ugandan parliament was built for just 82 people but is now housing close to 500 Members of Parliament and other staff.

A concerned tweep replied: “Dear President Museveni, We know it’s a “kafunda” not a parliament anymore.”

‘Kafunda’ means ‘Kibanda’ in Swahili, the name we attribute to ramshackle video halls.

We also use “Kafunda” to mean a small space in form of a corridor.

According to Nairobi Wire, Uganda’s parliament is smaller than Makueni county, Machakos, Kiambu and Mombasa county chambers in Kenya.

In his usual sharp criticism, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Hon Wafula Oguttu, wonders what “President Museveni meant when said on the Floor of our August House, the Parliament of Uganda and before a visit Head of State, President Uhuru, that he did not know that “you still have this kafunda as your chambers”.

At the start of August, Museveni told residents of Wakiso District that he thought the national football team, the Uganda Cranes, was a mere club.

“I did not know that Uganda Cranes was the national team. I thought it was a club but they explained to me that other football clubs feed the Uganda Cranes with players and it is the national team,” Mr Museveni said sending the crowd into laughter.

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