Three arrested for stealing Museveni’s prized cows
Three men accused of stealing cows from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s prized private farm have been arrested, police said on Sunday.
“One of them works at the president’s farm. They were taking the cows to the market to sell,” local police chief Doreen Kachwo told AFP.
“The men confessed they have been stealing his cows before we arrested them” she added. “When investigations are completed, we are taking them to court and charge them with theft”.
The president’s huge Kisozi farm is located in Gomba district, central Uganda, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Kampala, and boasts long-horned cows traditionally herded by the president’s ethnic Banyankore tribe.
He likes to take visiting heads of state and foreign dignitaries there for talks and excursions.
Museveni, who has ruled Uganda for three decades, was born into a family of cattle-farmers and has often said he would happily return to the farm should he lose his political office.
He was re-elected for a fifth term in office in February. His rival Kizza Besigye rejected the result, accusing the president’s people of massive fraud.