Uganda: Tibuhaburwa dynasty still stoppable

Published: 3/May/2022
Source: The Daily Monitor (Kampala)

By Munlini Mulera

The imposition of the Tibuhaburwa Dynasty is now full steam ahead. General Yoweri Museveni Tibuhaburwa’s contempt for the electoral regulations and military codes of the land will not be the last laws that he will set aside in pursuit of his dynastic agenda.

Obviously, in societies where the rule of law matters and is applied equally to all citizens, General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, a serving army officer, would not have been allowed to engage in active partisan politics and pursuit of the presidency.

If any other serving soldier in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) even jokingly disclosed that they had had nighttime dreams of being elected president of Uganda in 2031, they would be immediately placed on the conveyor belt to professional and political oblivion. Why, some would even be sent to jail for a period of reorientation.

Likewise, Muhoozi’s citizenship would have been thoroughly examined before launching his political campaign. Whether or not Muhoozi, who was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on April 24, 1974, is automatically disqualified from candidacy for the presidency of Uganda is not clear. Article 102 of the current Constitution expressly disqualifies one from becoming president of Uganda if one is not a citizen by birth.

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Themes: Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Uganda
Year: 2022