Uganda: Men Storm Parliament with Piglets to Protest ‘Financial Indiscipline’ at Bloated Legislature


Two men in Uganda reportedly belonging to the Jobless Brotherhood pressure group dropped piglets at Parliament to protest the government’s decision to buy legislators Shs 200m new car each.

Uganda despite its size has a bloated parliament of over 400 elected members. It is not the first time the group has demonstrated its discontent over the financial indiscipline in the legislature using pigs.

Contrary to the previous occasions, the pigs this time were painted in two colors- yellow and blue allegedly to signify the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) according to the Daily Monitor.

The Joseph Mubiru and his colleague Ferdinand Luta arrived at Parliament at 9:50am local time with about 10 piglets in four sacks Monitor reported

Upon arrival, the pair opened the sacks, letting loose the piglets to roam around the premises. However security officers moved to thwart the protest, arresting the youth and their piglets.

This is the second time that the Jobless Brotherhood members are protesting with pigs at Parliament. In July 2014, two youth beat Parliament security to stage an anti-corruption demonstration at the august house. The demonstrators at that time also carried two piglets, painted yellow- the (NRM) color.

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With Files From: Daily Monitor, The Insider