After weeks of speculation, President Museveni has finally revealed why his right hand is clothed in a bandage: it boils down to his love for karate.
Replying to a social media follower, Tom- Jones, who was concerned with the state of the president’s hand, Museveni said that he had hurt his wrist recently during a karate practice session.
“I am, since 1976, an amateur Karate practitioner. Those exercises help in fitness even when I come from office at midnight. I do the exercises , once in a while. I sprained my wrist. It is healing. The karate skills were part of the unarmed ones that are acquired in the security forces even today,” Museveni wrote yesterday on his official Facebook page, where he answered many questions regarding Paul Kagame’s visit and his prolonged stay in power.
Museveni’s bandaged hand became a public sensation on March 25, the day Rwanda president, Paul Kagame visited Uganda for a one day working visit.
When Kagame extended his hand to greet Museveni at Entebbe State House, the president instead offered him his arm because his hand had been bandaged.