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Government gives me 8 million per month but I eat it in one week- Gilbert Bukenya

All has not been rosy for political veteran and ex-Vice President Gilbert Bukenya, ever since he fell from his political graces.

Gilbert Bukenya

The professor has admitted to the year being a hard one for him in terms of finances and he is grateful to God that he has made it out alive.

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The self-styled ‘mahogany’ made these revelations in a conversation with Miles Rwamiti for his Urban Television show, Rush Hour.

According to the ex-Vice President, he had no trouble dishing out over a million shillings in tips because it was available way back during his tenure in office.

However, he admits that he finds it difficult giving away even shs50,000 due to the current economy.

Nevertheless, he who cries on a bicycle does not shed the same tears as he who cries in a Benz.

Gilbert admits that he still receives monthly remittances from government of about 8 million as benefits for previously having held the office of Vice President.

However, he complains and boats at the same time that it is still peanuts for him as he consumes it all in simply a week.

Nevertheless, he notes that some of his challenges do not faze him as he is already a made man. He boasts of having a Landcruiser, a Range Rover, a Premio and a Probox

On this note, he advised politicians to always have a fallback plan incase their term in office expires.

Bukenya further admits that it has been an extremely turbulent year for him and he is wowed by God’s mercies that have kept him afloat amidst his troubles.

He added that it is not only him that should be grateful for the mercies of God but other Ugandans as well for The Almighty does things in mysterious ways.

On this note, the professor asked all people that are able to join him on 29th December to pray to God and thank him for the gift of life.

Gilbert also revealed that he is completely retired from politics and fully concentrating on his profession as a medical doctor.

He also added that this development makes him happy since he studied medicine and not political science.

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