Mukono Municipality legislator, Hon. Betty Nambooze has described City businessman and events promoter Balaam Barugahara as ‘politically useful idiot’ for the regime and specifically President Yoweri Museveni.
Balaam was appearing for the first time in a political talk show at NBS Television Baraometer program.
Nambooze first accused Balaam of playing games in useful political programs that is intended to educate and sensitize Ugandans.
“When I saw Balaam, I thought I had come for NBS Uncut Sabula but again it wasn’t Saturday,” Nambooze said.
In Political science, ‘useful idiot’ is a person perceived as propagandizing for a cause without fully comprehending its goals and are cynically used by the cause’s leaders.
Of late, Balaam describes himself as scout for the ruling NRM party as he has kept on ‘poaching’ renowned regime critics especially from the entertainment industry. His latest ‘signing’ is Basajja Mivule, a veteran political talk show host.