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Uganda's 'preferred' next President General Muhoozi celebrates birthday

20 Apr 2022 at 16:20hrs | Views
Ugandan Army General Muhoozi Kainerugaba is set to celebrate his birthday on the 24th of April and Uganda is buzzing with messages urging the General to take over from President Yoweri Museveni.

Uganda's Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka is chairing the General's birthday celebration organising committee.

Ugandans have taken the opportunity to urge Muhoozi to carry the baton from Yoweri Museveni.

General Muhoozi enjoys good relations with President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, among several other heads of state.

Muhoozi Kainerugaba has an impressive CV which has seen him attending military courses in South Africa , USA , Egypt and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Muhoozi has led an offensive against the ADF rebels. In 2007 he commanded the decisive defeat of the ADF in Bundibugyo, in an operation where 80 enemy forces and the ADF's third in command were killed in action. He also led an operation which paralyzed the Joseph Kony led Lord's Resistance Army LRA rebels.

Muhoozi Kainerugaba is currently a Ugandan lieutenant general who serves as the commander of the land forces of the Uganda People's Defence Force and was previously the commander of the Special Forces.

Ugandans and Rwandans are celebrating and excited at the prospects of a Muhoozi Kainerugaba presidency. Many have claimed that General Muhoozi would easily defeat Bobi Wine at the polls on any given day.

Muhoozi Kainerugaba is also Yoweri and Janet Museveni's son , though he has earned his stripes in the military and political strata of the Great Lakes region.

Muhoozi might be Uganda's best foot forward as the nation moves to fight poverty , terrorism and under development in some parts of the country.

Nicholas Ncube is a socio political analyst he can be contacted via email:

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