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Ugandan President Museveni Under Fire For Telling Men Not To Cook For Their Wives

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Ugandan President Museveni Under Fire For Telling Men Not To Cook For Their Wives

President Yoweri Museveni of Ugandacame under fire Monday for saying he had not stepped into the kitchen since he got married, and that it was not a man’s role to cook.

“The head of the home never goes into the kitchen. It is now 45 years with Mama Janet. I have never stepped into the kitchen. That is how it should be,” he said on Sunday in a statement, as an example of how politicians and civil servants should stick to proscribed roles.

Oxfam’s International Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, hit back at the 74-year-old president on Twitter, saying she was “disappointed.”

“Cooking isn’t a woman’s job. It’s a life skill. All people — men and women — should cook,” she wrote.

“When cooking, cleaning and doing other domestic chores are left to women, they are denied an equal chance to raise incomes or to be politically active.”

Beatrice Alaso from the opposition Forum For Democratic Change told AFP: “Museveni has revealed to the world what he has always believed in: that women can never be the same as their male counterparts.”

Online news website Watchdog Uganda however defended Museveni’s comments as consistent with the country’s culture, which sees men cooking as “taboo;” saying some ethnic groups in the country have a word referring to men who cook as a “transvestite or a man dressing and behaving like a woman.”




  1. Mon

    November 6, 2018 at 12:57 AM

    One of the problems we have in Africa is we lack innovation, things change and people also change, your forefathers (Tradition) did it because it was nice or work out well as at that time does not mean it must remain so.

    Women taking it up to themselves as a duty does not mean men cannot walk into the kitchen to cook also as long as one knows how to cook.
    That’s why all these foolish African leaders knock heads and don’t want to allow development.

  2. iron bar

    November 6, 2018 at 1:52 AM

    And it reminded us about our bullhari that his wife belong to the other room.smh

  3. DB

    November 6, 2018 at 7:33 AM

    At least we now know why Africa wil continue to be where it is with these kinds of buffons ass leadrs

  4. daniel

    November 6, 2018 at 2:55 PM

    I don’t see anything wrong in what the Ugandan President said. Since the beginning of creation, women’s roles include cooking for their husbands, aside from childbirth, while men have to provide for his family financially. So, what’s all the noise and criticism all about? Whatever stupid stuff they do in Europe and America with all that women’s liberation nonsense should not be extended to Africa. Period.

  5. Applebaby

    November 10, 2018 at 9:46 PM

    Look at his short short fingers like firewood

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