Museveni – My daughters were virgins until they got married
The First Lady of Uganda, Janet Museveni, has revealed that her three daughters were married while still virgins.
President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni have three daughters. They are Diana Museveni (married to Geoffrey Kamuntu), Natasha Museveni (married to Edwin Karugire) and Patience Museveni (married to Odrek Rwabwogo).
Mrs Museveni made the revelation last week while speaking to adolescent girls in Kyenjojo District during the commemoration of the Day of the Girl Child.
‘TRUE LOVE WAITS’
“I made all my daughters to sign ‘true love waits’ cards and they would abstain from sex until the wedding night when they would produce these cards to their spouses. This can be achieved even today,” she said.
Mrs Museveni was quoted by the Daily Monitor newspaper saying; “That is how we, in the past, were brought up by our parents. There was no such immorality like now.”
She added: “Whether a man is big or small, say no and run away. A man can use sweet language to persuade you, don’t allow any man to use you when you are a young girl, not even an adolescent boy. No man should engage you in sexual intercourse until you are married, true love waits.”
The Ugandan First Lady, who is also the minister for Education, said most young girls in Uganda die while giving birth because their bodies are not yet ready to deliver babies.
She also rebuked parents who negotiate with suspects accused of raping or defiling their daughters and enter out of court settlements after receiving money.
“Please, parents, stop asking for money to settle rape or defilement cases. The parent is the biggest stakeholder in the development of the girl child,” she said.
She blamed free supply of contraceptives in Uganda for moral decadence.
“The use of contraceptives is not our culture, we no longer have pride to say no, people are given contraceptives to use them and do what they want, have sex, take pills, conceive and abort, this is not our culture in Africa,” she said.