Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has been criticised for saying cooking is not a man’s role, and that once a man gets married he shouldn’t get 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 on Sunday in a statement, as an example of how politicians and civil servants should stick to proscribed roles, AFP reports.
Museveni married his wife Janet in 1973.
Despite being criticised for the statement, a section of Ugandan citizens believe Museveni’s assertion makes sense, at least from a cultural perspective.
In some cultures in Uganda, it is “taboo” for men to cook.
Some ethnic groups in the country have a word referring to men who cook as a “transvestite or a man dressing and behaving like a woman”, reports The East African.