Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has promoted his eldest son to
become his special presidential adviser. Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba who
had been in charge of the Special Forces overseeing his father’s
security since 2008, was appointed to the role after a reshuffle of army
commanders on Monday night.
Speaking on the appointment, Political commentator, and Human rights
activist, Nicholas Opiyo welcomed the President’s move saying:
‘Muhoozi… is going to play a significant role in a post-Museveni
Uganda, there’s no doubt about it, He is just giving the boy a hand in
experiencing how government works on the side of politics.’
However, Muhoozi’s brother, Salim Saleh, is also another presidential
adviser while his mother, the first lady of Uganda, Janet Museveni, is
the Minister of education.