Meet Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the three-star general and presidential adviser on special operations who could well turn the page on Museveni’s four-decade reign.
1. Likely successor
In the decades since President Museveni first seized power in 1986, many names have been bandied about as potential successors. There was a time when the President’s longtime comrades in the fight to overthrow Idi Amin and Milton Obote in the 1970s were the odds-on favourites. But not anymore. Today, the only name people hear is Muhoozi’s. Meanwhile, his most ardent supporters have been intensely campaigning for him to succeed his father in 2026.
Clearly, Muhoozi likes the attention. Back in May, he even invited his Twitter followers to weigh in on whether he should run for president in 2026.
All those who want me to stand in 2026 retweet, all those who don't like.— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) May 1, 2022
2. Guarding the father
A military man for almost a quarter of a century, Muhoozi has spent nearly his entire military
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