Museveni narrowly escapes being shot dead by his bodyguard

By Henry D Gombya in London and Nkonge I Kaggwa in Kampala

This would have been President Museveni's last seen photo had his bodyguard's shot found its mark. The shot was fired shortly after this photo was taken. Here he chats with (L-R) Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and Eala Speaker Margret Zziwa at Parliament yesterday. (Photo by Geoffrey Seruyange - Daily Monitor)
This could have been President Museveni’s last seen photo had his bodyguard’s shot found its mark. The shot was fired shortly after this photo was taken. Here he chats with (L-R) Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and EALA Speaker Margaret Zziwa at Parliament yesterday. (Photo by Geoffrey Seruyange – Daily Monitor)

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni yesterday narrowly escaped death when one of his bodyguards “accidentally” lost possession of his automatic weapon which fell to the ground and fired as the Ugandan leader was about to get into his car.

Unconfirmed reports say the bodyguard suffered gunshot wounds after one of his colleagues shot at him believing he was trying to assassinate Museveni who has been in power for the last 27 years. The bodyguard was part of an elite specially-trained military unit of commandos that is commanded by Brig Kainerugaba Muhoozi, the president’s only known son.

Gen Museveni, whose tenure has moved from one time being the darling of the West to uneasy relationships not only with Western leaders but also with those that he started a protracted guerrilla war against the then Milton Obote government with in 1982 that culminated in his seizing power in January 1986, had just addressed the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) at parliament in Kampala last evening and after posing for photographs outside parliament, he was heading for his waiting car at the parliamentary park yard when a shot was heard clearly emanating from within his security guards.

23 thoughts on “Museveni narrowly escapes being shot dead by his bodyguard

  • June 6, 2013 at 11:03 am
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    After leading the country for 3 decades,he is still hungry for power.Such elements need be eliminated.He is just retarding this nation by promoting corruption and tribalism!

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    • June 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm
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      Ndyomugabe are u normal? Did someone force u to write this comment?
      If u wrote it with ur free will then u are in another part of the World. Read the Bible and see how Jesus ruled the earth. He was sent by God. People opposed his teachings, did he teargas any of them? Did he close the offices of the scribes and the Pharisees who he knew didn’t agree with what he said. Jesus died for his people, can ur M7 sacrifice his luxuries for the hungry Ugandans who are dying of hunger and lack of medicine. Look at the life M7 and his family are leading and look at ur own people from ur LC1 who can’t afford to buy basic needs of life.
      After understanding the bible then come back and tell us how M7 was chosen by God.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 11:15 am
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    thats what he is waiting for after leading the country for thirty years.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 11:27 am
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    Why spread lies. Learn to be responsible reporters and you need to learn about investigative journalism than writing unfounded story

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  • June 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm
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    This story is a complete fabrication. There was simply a tyre burst and no body was shot as indicated here.

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    • June 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm
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      You’ve been telling lies to Ugandans for 27 years. Throughout this time when you’ve used the gun to beat them into submission, do you really believe they can’t tell the difference between the sound of a burst tyre from that of a firearm? Ugandans are waking up to your lies.

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      • June 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm
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        Its high time we reported accurately. why should a normal person lie to the world like that only because he is bias.
        Museveni was brought by GOD to save this county from narrow minded people like these. and only GOD can remove him but not your wishes.
        May God give you eyes to see what is right.

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        • June 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm
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          Whatever it was, surely this guy sucks. Some Ugandans live in denial but one day you will wake up to the moment of truth.

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        • June 7, 2013 at 3:29 pm
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          M7 soon or later he’s going to face it hard, and it will be passed on to his entire family and region.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm
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    Museveni is becoming as corrupt as it gets. With all these years in power, its going to take removal by force of arms, like it happened to Muammar Gaddafi. For now Americans are still supporting him because he is fighting their war in Somalia, where they themselves failed in the past. Other than that, its only a matter of time now.
    America is turning a blind eye to all the ills Museveni is doing to his people. Recently he closed down all the media houses that dont agree with him. Now he is going to have to kill all those leaders who dont agree with his Muhoozi project agenda. Yet again America, that supports him, is looking the other way. They are very biased.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 6:14 pm
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    Wake up call for Museveni! Dictator’s doomsday day is very near. What happened to Muammar of Libya?

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  • June 7, 2013 at 5:09 am
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    I imagine he also wondered why the boy had to miss him at close range. Because he is also waiting for the opportunity when he will be retired humbly by an assasin’s bullet. Many may think he was threatened but a stray bullet can never threaten Museveni.
    There is also one more thing I want to ask, could this be the begining of eliminating the people that are opposed to the Muhoozi project Gen. Sejusa talked about?

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  • June 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm
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    He could have died anyway, what a miss.

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  • June 7, 2013 at 8:40 pm
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    God has really forgotten about Uganda. If not, at least that was going to be the happiest day for me and some fellow Ugandans who believe in change.
    All in all, God will soon find a way to help us get rid of the weed that has never been uprooted for 27 years. If not careful, he will just go like his best friend Col Gaddafi. FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY.

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  • June 8, 2013 at 2:58 am
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    This guy caused trouble in region.

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  • June 9, 2013 at 5:32 am
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    I hate this so called M7 with passion. i have never seen a useless guy like this one. I have always prayed to God to see him perish, die , suffer in a worse way than Gadaffi did. Last time when i saw him address the nation, i almost broke my tv. i could not imagine this guy saying the same useless words that he has always said. His time is coming

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    • June 11, 2013 at 4:01 pm
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      Why do you wish that some one should die,
      you wait for your time

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  • November 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm
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    Regardless of the validity of the story, It is not right to wish your father death. It is equivalent to killing him.God can never listen to such prayers. Can any one have kind words for children who wish him/her death?

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  • November 21, 2014 at 10:27 am
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    If i was one of Museveni’s advisors,i would have advised him to leave the stressful position of being a presdent.As an old man who is clocking in his seventy’s soon,i dont see any reason why he should always yawn for more years of presdency.
    It is said that he has brought democracy in uganda meaning that he has groamed many people who can easily keep the order that is claimed to have been formed by the him,why then should he act as if he is the only ugandan who qualifies for the post.
    Mr presdent cannot convince the ugandans that he is poor,i think you have accumulated enouph wealth that even your grand grand grand children shall enjoy,why cant you go to Rwakitura in peace and sstart leaving an assasin free life,to assure you mr.presdent you shall enjoy your life better other than the life your living today where by almost all your former mutual friends have turned into your dengerous eneamies.Everything around you is changing negatively,take a picture while your still in the bush with your comrades and then see how many have remained on your side.
    You claim that you came to liberate the ugandans (from who ?) and you have always showed that what took you to the bush has been accompolished by you,then what are waiting for ? i even doubt the church you go to?dont you know that Jesus died on 33 years to give chance to the holy spirit which acts accordingly on the principals of JESUS ? and where is JESUS ?.He is in heaven enjoying the fruits of his mission.Now your there seeing things change everyday against you like how pharoah did,are you waiting for the day when that lovely son of yours will be die in a dream and then you and all your men drown in the Red sea?
    I shall be happy when i see a good guy like you retire peacefully to Rwakitura and for that matter am fattening my calf for you and naturing a horse which has never carried anything that shall carry you on your peaceful retirement to Rwakitura but please dont disappoint my efforts by overstaying on power because the costs of naturing this calf and horse are abit higher.

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  • March 3, 2016 at 4:43 am
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    Museveni is a ghost. Why is it that, the bullet doesn’t touch him even a smaller pieces of it spilling? Museveni is not the owner of this country Uganda.He is the same like any other citizen of this country. He should follow the good example from those of Nelson Mandela,and other best African leaders. People are not happy with him. He is going to die in a silly way like a dog.

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