Uganda’s President Museveni says men shouldn’t cook


The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said that men should not step into the kitchen to cook.

According to him it was not the role of men who he calls heads of the home to go into the kitchen to cook.

President Museveni says since marrying his wife over four decades ago, he hasn’t stepped into the kitchen.

“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.

Museveni made these comments in a statement on Sunday. He was hoping to encourage politicians and civil servants to stick to their prescribed roles.

Many African societies including those in Uganda have a culture that says kitchens are for women. Such cultures discourage men from stepping into the kitchen to cook especially when they are married.

There have been reactions to Museveni’s comments on social media. Oxfam’s International Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima calls the comments as disappointing.


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