Museveni is a Munyarwanda tribe
President Museveni has urged Ugandans to stop calling him a Munyarwanda because he is not one. PHOTO/TWITTER

A section of Ugandans have been describing Museveni as a Munyarwanda however, the President said that this talk is irrelevant.

President Museveni has urged Ugandans to stop calling him a Munyarwanda because he is not one and non of his family members is a Rwandan citizen whether by birth or descent.

The President made the remarks on Thursday while responding to queries raised by a section of Ugandans on his social media platform. 

Museveni who was first to dismiss claims by Ugandans of him being a Rwanda national said that one’s nationality does not matter as long as they are focused on a mission.

“Mwoyo Gwa Gwanga declares how he is not against Banyankore but only against Banyarwanda like myself. Bane is also wondering whether Banyarwanda is an “Official” tribe of Uganda. First of all, I am not a Munyarwanda. I am a Musiita and my mother is Mweene Rukaari and you can go to the beginning of creation, you will not find any Bunyarwandism in me. However, it would not have mattered if I was a Munyarwanda,” Museveni said.

Museveni is a Munyarwanda tribe
President Museveni has urged Ugandans to stop calling him a Munyarwanda because he is not one. PHOTO/TWITTER

For years now, a section of Ugandans have been describing Museveni as a Munyarwanda however, the President said that this talk is irrelevant because it has affected Africa’s struggle to attain Pan Africanism.

He said that just like many tribes in the western part of the country, Banyarwanda has also for long been one of the indigenous tribes of what became Uganda since part of Rwanda, Kisoro, was put in Uganda by the colonial borders as well as a part of Mpororo, Omutara, was put in Rwanda by the Colonial borders.

“The NRM talks of Africa, not just the small tribes or even just Uganda. We want the unity of East Africa, of Africa. Moreover, at a personal level, I have many Banyarwanda relatives by marriage.”

”A number of Bahororo clans actually have their origins in Omutara: The Bagina from Kichwamba, the Bakimbiri from Rutuungu, etc. There are other clans like Bakurungu, Baturagara, etc. who are said to originate from Omutara; then, the area near Katuna is occupied by Abakiga,” Museveni explained.

He, however, urged Ugandans to put aside their talk of tribes because it promotes more disunity among people yet his National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has over the years focused on seeing a united Uganda and Africa as a whole.

The President further said that the issue of tribes has also in recent weeks been used to refer to the westerners as a lucky group when it comes to job selection and opportunities in the country but the talk is a mere waste of time because it is not based on truth.

“Therefore, those who waste their time trying to find which Samia is from Kenya, which Mukoonjo is from Congo, which Alur is from Congo, which Kakwa is from Congo or South Sudan, which Madi is from South Sudan, which Acholi is from South Sudan, which Karimojong is from South Sudan, which Sabiny is from

Kenya, which Mugisu is from Kenya, which Munyankore or Rakaian is from Karagwe or Buhaya in Tanzania, are not part of our Pan-African vision,” the President said.

”On the issue of tribalism, especially referring to jobs of the Public Service, people who push that talk are wasting the time of our People and misdirecting them. Jobs and wealth do not come from just being employees in the Public Service.”