Uganda’s Museveni appoints son his adviser
KAMPALA: Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has appointed his son as his senior adviser, officials said yesterday – a move analysts said was part of a plan to groom him to take over the top job.
The president’s son, Major-General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, was moved from his position at the head of the army’s special forces, the military said, in what it called a normal change in command.
But political rivals have regularly accused the 72-year-old president of handing powerful positions to members of his family and adopting an increasingly autocratic style – charges his supporters dismiss.
His brother, Salim Saleh, is another presidential adviser and his wife, Janet Museveni, is minister of education. “Muhoozi is going to play a significant role,” said rights activist Nicholas Opiyo.