Former ethics and integrity minister Miria Koburunga Matembe says she is convinced that first son Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba launched a presidential bid during his birthday celebrations held last weekend.
On April 23, Kainerugaba held a birthday party at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala.
At the party, Lt Gen Kainerugaba, also the Commander of UPDF Land Forces, unveilled his plan for Ugandan youth. (Read Story Here).
Earlier, Muhoozi had addressed those who participated in a marathon to honor him. The first son said the country was on fire because of him. (Read Story Here).
On April 24, President Museveni held a State House dinner to honour his son Muhoozi. (See Photos from Muhoozi Dinner HERE).
According to Matembe, the first son’s birthday celebrations were national in character and cannot just be taken lightly.
To bolster her judgement, Matembe noted that not even President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni has ever held such a mega national birthday party, meaning, in her estimation, that there could have been something extraordinary.
“I have never heard Museveni celebrating his birthday nationally. Why should a young man celebrate his birthday nationally? This was the launch of Muhoozi’s Presidential bid,” Matembe told NBS Frontline.
MORE ON MUHOOZI BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
Museveni revealed a special name for his son. (Read Story Here).
The president also described Muhoozi as a special gift. (Read Story Here).
Muhoozi talked of ‘good things’ in the future. (Read Story Here).
Also attending the birthday dinner was Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
Kagame said he was ready to edit Muhoozi’s tweets. (Read Story Here).
He also talked of the expectations he and others have in Muhoozi. (Read Story Here).
Meanwhile, UPDF generals will clash with MPs in a football match to celebrate Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s 48th birthday. (Read Story Here).
The Generals have already released their team lineup. (See it Here).