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Museveni's first son Muhoozi: clear signals of a succession plan in Uganda

By Sam Wilkins, Lecturer, RMIT University
Richard Vokes, Associate Professor of Anthropology, The University of Western Australia
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On 8 March 2022, Ugandan politics was sent into a spin by 49 words tweeted by President Yoweri Museveni’s only son, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

The tweet announced Muhoozi’s retirement from the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), which he had formally served in since 1999. Since his most recent promotion in June 2021, he has served as the commander of the land forces. The position made him the third-highest ranking officer in the defence forces.



Muhoozi’s resignation would clear his legal path to formally enter electoral politics. Serving members of the…The Conversation


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