Solving the mystery of Museveni’s true identity

The man man who went on to become Uganda's longest serving leader, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni with his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba who now commands the country's special forces in charge of guarding his father.
(July 1976) The man who went on to become Uganda’s longest serving leader, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni with his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba who now commands the country’s special forces in charge of protecting his father.

By Henry D Gombya

This weekend, The London Evening Post will publish a special commemoration to mark the assassination of Dr Andrew Lutakome Kayiira on March 6, 1987, on the orders of President Yoweri Museveni, according to Gen David Sejusa, the former Ugandan chief of military intelligence who revealed this during a meeting with this writer and other journalists in a West London hotel during his one-year self-imposed exile in London that ended just over a year ago.

While yours truly has no doubt that the murder of Kayiira could not have taken place without the knowledge of the Ugandan leader, many who doubted he was capable of carrying out such a merciless assassination may now be looking back and starting to wonder whether from the start they knew who this man who has made history as the longest serving Ugandan leader, really is. If anyone had any doubt about Museveni’s intentions, the latest blatant rigging of the Ugandan election may have changed their minds, especially the brutal way in which the person many now believe was the rightful winner of the elections, Dr Kizza Besigye, was and still is being treated by Ugandan security forces on the orders of, you know who.

This writer is not ashamed to admit that, like many other Ugandans, yours truly strongly believed Museveni was the answer to the problems that the country faced under the leadership of Dr Milton Obote and Gen Idi Amin. But while everyone knew where Dr Obote was born, (Akokoro in Lango District) and there are those who can give evidence of having seen him grow up there, play with village boys and engage in games such as hide and seek, games that all of us have played and can remember those we played them with, it is strange that there is still a lot of mystery surrounding where Museveni was born, who he played with and what village life he shared and with whom.

5 thoughts on “Solving the mystery of Museveni’s true identity

  • July 3, 2017 at 11:05 am

    The Key to Museveni’s destiny is locked up in some room in Mengo. Occupants of that room are the ones who supported him, who nurtured his ambitions, and used him to keep Obote uneasy, troubled, and unstable as revenge for his elimination of Royal power in the country. Since he captured power with direct assistance of the catholic Acholi and Baganda, Mengo has been in collusion with close members of Museveni’s mysterious Clan-(presumably Rwandese), to keep him in power until all their objectives are achieved- especially Land grab, minerals extraction.(oil being a big one) and wealth that will sustain them for generations to come. People from Eastern Uganda, perhaps with assistance from Lango, and non-royal parts of Buganda, and Western parts which hate Tutsis can lead the way to launching a second liberation war. Now, the time is ripe- with Trump – who dislikes dictators, War Lords and long serving, entrenched bureaucrats, someone need to emerge to the level of approaching the White House to discuss the removal of M7 from power by force.

  • July 5, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Dear Mauso,
    Trump is too busy with North Korea. He may not be interested in Museveni. Moreover, Museveni is not
    a fool. It is matter of promising a company from the West ( eg Total) that it will have access to oil, and
    then the West ( including perhaps Trump ) will leave him alone. How did Mobutu manage to stay in power for so long. If change is required, it will be brought a bout by Ugandans and perhaps through
    Huge Magosi

  • March 11, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Uganda needs peace that’s true but liberty is a tree whose water is blood. Without blood the tree dries and remember many crimes have been done in the name of liberty. “Oh liberty! How many crimes are done in thy name!” Many call the 1986 Museveni victory up to now liberation which puzzels some brains


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