Uganda: Muhoozi retreats from X as his influence grows

By Musinguzi Blanshe

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Posted on August 23, 2023 12:59

Lt. General Kainerugaba attends his birthday party in Entebbe
Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni. (Reuters/Abubaker Lubowa)

Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s rising influence is taking centre stage, revealing his strategic positioning for potential succession.

On 14 August on a sweltering afternoon, Muhoozi Kainerugaba stood between the speaker and deputy speaker of parliament as the national anthem was sung.

The venue is Bukedea in eastern Uganda, the home district of the speaker of parliament. The visual aesthetics of the event were telling. Muhoozi has arguably placed himself above everybody in Uganda’s politics, with the exception of his father.

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