By Spy Uganda
Kampala: As various presidential candidates traverse the country trying to woo voters, some camps have instituted measures to enforce discipline during the campaigns to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Unlike other presidential candidates, President Museveni recently revealed that he would not hold mass rallies because he did not want his people to die from Covid-19 hence restricting himself to small gatherings of local NRM leaders.
However, in addition to the already existing measures, Museveni has further tightened the noose in his camp with those moving with him not to get intimate or take alcohol.
According to Museveni, sex and alcohol are likely to increase the spread of the deadly Covid-19. The ban on the two activities, sources revealed is aimed at maintaining focus and safeguarding members from Covid-19, adding that alcoholism and sexual activity could fuel the spread of Covid-19.
Some of the most affected members are security officers and members of the mobilization team of President Museveni. Journalists, among others, have been affected by the measures that we are told are being enforced by the Special Forces Command (SFC).
Museveni’s fresh directives reflect another incident in 2018 when the president threatened to ban the Ugandans from practising oral sex because ‘the mouth is for eating’.
President Yoweri Museveni blamed ‘outsiders’ for trying to convince Ugandans to perform oral sex on one another – and said he was issuing a public ‘warning’ about it.
He told the press: ‘Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders. One of them is what they call oral sex. The mouth is for eating, not for sex, ‘We know the address of sex, we know where sex is.”
This was after Museveni had signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act in 2014, making it illegal to be gay in Uganda with a risk life imprisonment if one found to be having regular gay practices.