Uganda: Muhoozi’s birthday bash sees Kagame return to Kampala

By Musinguzi Blanshe
Posted on Monday, 25 April 2022 12:13

Uganda's Muhoozi Kainerugaba at his birthday celebration (photo: twitter)
Uganda's Muhoozi Kainerugaba at his birthday celebration (photo: twitter)

The lavish birthday celebrations of Muhoozi Kainerugaba, son of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, are a clear sign that Muhoozi is being manoeuvred into place as successor. But the big story of the weekend: the presence of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, back on Ugandan soil, to have discreet discussions with Museveni about regional stability.

After more than 90 minutes of warming up and tens of promises that the chief guest was about to arrive, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s car arrived at Kololo Airstrip, situated in Kampala City at 8:43AM on Saturday 23 April. The festivities could finally kick-off.

Clad in army fatigue, Muhoozi, son of Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni serving as the commander of land forces and special presidential advisor, exited from an army green Toyota land cruiser to the cheers of about 200 fans who had gathered for the party. His official car was followed by a Toyota pickup full of bodyguards.