This is what I think.
I think Uganda’s bad politicians are not that bad. Most of them just don’t quite understand the field in which they operate. They lack the tools with which to cunningly maneuver through the political landscape with dexterity and decorum.
Uganda’s politicians can’t pull a Musharraf, an Olmert, a Prodi, a Taylor or a Castro. Heck, even if they were caught in the midst of a prostitution scandal like former New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer, you’d guarantee that they would hold a bizarre manhood-affirming celebration party, instead of doing the honorable thing: resign.
After our bleak performance in the Olympics, will the State Minister for Sports resign from his office? Probably not. Remember the Minister for Entandikwa? Why he held on to power despite the absurdity of his position and the failings of his office is beyond me.
Muhwezi, Mukula and Kamugisha attempted to save face by pleading innocent during the Global Fund probe when they could have resigned with dignity. Bukenya would rather subject his wife to shame of enduring his sexual indiscretions, than leave office. Bakoko Bakoru fled the country and applied for political asylum in the United States when she could have stepped down from duty at the height of the NSSF scandal, ensuring her some sort of meaningful political legacy. Now, she is nothing, but an object of scorn.