Otafiire: MP seat was a waste of my time  




Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister, Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire, says he doesn’t miss his position as a Member of Parliament.

“I will not miss buying coffins and paying school fees now that I’m no longer MP,” Otafiire told NBS TV.

The minister says he cant see anything that he was benefitting as an individual from being a legislator.

“It was wasting my time just, running around, attending weddings and funerals.”

He said his role also included looking for school fees and buying coffins.

“I really don’t miss it. No, no, no, I think it’s a relief in a way,” the minister said.


Otafiire was defeated by Capt. Donozio Kahonda in NRM primary elections for Ruhinda county in Mitooma district western Uganda.

The minister returned as an independent in the February elections only to lose for the second time.

Otafiire was first elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Ruhinda County, Mitooma District in the Ugandan Parliament in 1996 and held the position ever since.

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