“Probe assassination claims, says Tinyefuza” was the headline of the Daily Monitor on May 7, 2013. The story, based on a letter authored by Gen David Tinyefuza, now David Sejusa, the coordinator of intelligence services at the time, alleged that there was a plot by President Museveni to make his son, Muhoozi Keinerugaba, then a Brigadier and now a Lieutenant General, succeed him to the presidency.
HICGI News Agency – Updated at 2102 EAT on Saturday 22nd January 2022
It was authored by reporters Richard Wanambwa and Risdel Kasasira. It quickly sparked a chain of events, including the closure of the operations of Monitor Publications Ltd (MPL) offices. This led to the shutting down of Daily Monitor, together with KFM and Dembe radio stations, which operate in the same premises. MPL offices were declared a scene of crime.
Sejusa’s rift with the establishment in 2013 about Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, over allegation of nepotism and that he would eventually simply replace his father as president, forced Kainerugaba to come out and deny Sejusa claims. Sejusa latter formed a political movement “Freedom for National Unity” but only to bark off his political moves following a meeting with President Museveni when he returned from London.
While Sejusa is silent at events happening in Uganda, political analysts talking to HICGI News Agency reveal that Museveni’s son Muhoozi Kainerugaba enjoying of presidential powers currently was a prophecy of Sejusa. There claims are based on tight and frequent meetings of Muhoozi with regional leaders and the latest, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame (22nd Jan 2022, Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta and Somalia between September 23 and 27 2011.
During the trip, the Lieutenant General paid a courtesy call on the President of Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble and the AMISOM military leadership.
He also interacted with Ugandan troops involved in operations against Al Shabaab in a bid to restore peace and stability in the country.
“The purpose of my visit is to commend the troops for the great work they are doing in Somalia. Secondly, it is to talk to them and get a feel of the problems and challenges they are facing,” he stated.
Muhoozi is also currently battling Allied Democratic Forces – ADF militia in Democratic Republic of Congo under an operation code named Shujaa putting him in spotlight as a new leader in command according to some sources.
President Museveni appears to be trusting his son for government business outside normal protocal where the Vice President, Prime Minister or Minister of Foreign Affairs would be delegated according to some sources.
Uganda’s political opposition leader Hon Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine recently said there Members of Parliament plotting to pave way for Muhoozi with their project of amending the constitution to deny voters the right to elect the Head of state if Parliament takes on the powers.
Museveni however says he doesn’t support the love of these politicians.