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Muhoozi Kainerugaba: I Was Born a Refugee; I’ve Never Thought of Myself as a First Son

President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s son Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba says he has never thought of himself as a first son.

Kainerugaba is Museveni’s only known son.

At the rank of lieutenant general, Kainerugaba is the commander of land forces in the Ugandan army, the UPDF.

In a recent interview, veteran journalist Arinaitwe Rugyendo asked Lt Gen Kainerugaba why he had risked his life as a soldier in the Ugandan army yet as first son, he had “so many privileges and opportunities.”

Kainerugaba said he was born a refugee, a status that made him aggressive. And as such, he continued, he had never thought of himself as a first son.

“I have never, ever thought of myself as ‘First son’. I was born a refugee and lived for most of my formative life as a refugee. Boys used to beat me up in Kenya and then later in Sweden, calling me a refugee or Empuungyi (Runyankore for ‘refugee’)!” said Museveni’s son.

“I guess that taught me as a young boy to be aggressive! I became very aggressive from those beatings. And I am not someone who will just sit there, fold my arms and do nothing about a crisis especially of an armed nature. I must move in together with my fellow combatants and solve it.”

In the same interview, Lt Gen Kainerugaba also revealed how he almost died during a military drill. (Read Story Here).

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