Eyebrows raise in Uganda after Museveni makes son his adviser

Eyebrows raise in Uganda after Museveni makes son his adviser

There is a feeling of suspicion in Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni appointed his son as his senior adviser in a move many critics see as a plot to groom someone to succeed him in power.

Museveni who has been accused in the past of giving powerful positions to members of his family moved his son, Major General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, from his position at the head of the army’s Special Forces.

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According to reports, Museveni’s brother, Salim Saleh, is another presidential adviser and his wife, Janet Museveni, is minister of education.

“Muhoozi … is going to play a significant role in a post-Museveni Uganda, there’s no doubt about it,” said political commentator and rights activist Nicholas Opiyo.

“He is just giving the boy a hand in experiencing how government works on the side of politics.

 

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