Archive for March, 2015

When news came in that all journalists who had reported at Uganda’s Parliament for more than 5 years would be “retired” reactions sounded like life had come to an end for many of our brothers and sisters who work in that big house. A friend of mine on social media tagged me in a comment where he was quoting the Leader of Opposition RT. Hon. Wafula Oguttu as the author of this so called ‘taboo’ for reporters who have been long at Parliament to be changed. Well since they wanted to know what Wafu as commonly referred to thinks about the development, I called him and he had this to say;

RT. Hon. Wafula Oguttu Phillip - Leader of Opposition in the Parliament of Uganda

RT. Hon. Wafula Oguttu Phillip – Leader of Opposition in the Parliament of Uganda

I expect any journalist worth the salt to have the facts before he or she publishes. Why are our Parliamentary reporters making unfounded accusations against an innocent man? I have no idea about what they are accusing me of. At the same time I am a bit surprised that our Editors see no problem keeping reporters in the same position and desk for over twenty years running! I would not do that.

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