This is no shocker, but there are clearly people eyeing the throne within the inner-circle of the Museveni family planning ahead. There been already shown proof of the steady promotions and the rise of power for the young man Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga that is now the Commander of Land Forces within the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF).
“Project Muhoozi” have been in the public eye since the state went after the Daily Monitor and the Red Pepper back-in-the-day. When these publications was revealing and leaking the letters of Gen. David Sejusa. Therefore, he warned about this strategy. Now, there is plenty of influencers and people who are paid to boost the ego of Muhoozi.
Not that Muhoozi needs his ego really boosted. Just that he needs the public to think he has credentials and believes of skills to govern. The only reason he has a rank and a office. Is that he is the official son of the President. There is no other further proof of his abilities or stature, nevertheless they will sell his every move like it was made out of gold.
Now, there is a new man in town and this is Odrek Rwabwogo who happens to be the son-in-law of the President. He is connected not by blood, but by marriage. This is why his in the picture in the first place. Not that he has any unique features or has shown character to the public. No, he believes he should get ahead and be a contender by his marriage. That is how futile things are.
Both Odrek and Muhoozi is only where they are by family ties. They are not there because of who they are or what they can do. These men haven’t excelled or proven themselves. This has all been given to them and we shouldn’t be shocked.
For a man who never seems to retire. He should be aware that his son and his in-law is planning succession. They are preparing for his fall or for his end. These two are awaiting his demise and that he stops breathing. So, that they can be viable and eligible. Because, at this point of time. Museveni deems nobody fit and no one can succeed him. That’s why anyone with real ambition within his party has gotten their wings clipped off and stopped flying high. Unless, they have accepted their fate and gotten an appointed office.
Therefore, Odrek and Muhoozi is playing for the long haul. However, to expect the general public a continuation of the current rule is ghastly. That the public want more “Musevenism” and “No Change” seems like a faint dream. It is more of a nightmare and not a reality. It is a reason why the 2016 and 2021 elections have been held in the manner of which they were held. Not like Museveni is a favourable candidate or President anymore.
It is striking that they are both doing this. While others are combatting courts and the army to get there. They are only allowed, because its within the family. However, they think the general public is stupid. If they think they are viable or even a real deal. Because, everyone know why they are at the top and why they have a known name. It not because they have a personality or swagger. No, they are empty vessels running on no steam. Peace.