In line with the mission for which His Holiness Pope Francis is coming to Uganda. I think a martyr may best be defined as:
1. One who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce religious principles.
2. One who makes great sacrifices or suffers much in order to further a belief, cause, or principle.
For President Museveni to talk about Political Martyrs, he will sort of be diversionary. That is not called for.
If Uganda looks at benefiting from martyrs, it is the religious martyrs that we as a country are focusing on. After all, much as some people sacrificed for political reasons, those in power today have simply exploited the sweat of those people.
I pray that Museveni does not turn the Pope's visit into a joking matter.