By Ambrose Gahene
Social media platforms, mainly Facebook and Twitter dominated President Yoweri Museveni’s son, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba 48Th Birthday, which took place at the Oval Cricket Grounds in Kampala on Saturday.
Gen Muhoozi, who is the Commander Land Forces of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) is rumored by political analysts on social media as the preferred candidate to replace President Museveni, come 2026 Presidential elections.
During the Birthday prayers, Pastor Alloysius Bugingo, of the House of Prayer Church, also known as Canaan Land in Makerere Kikoni in Kampala and proprietor of Salt Television and Salt Radio (That accorded Gen Muhoozi Birthday activities live coverage free of charge) publicly proclaimed that; Muoozi is the anointed son to replace President Museveni.
He called upon God to bless Gen. Muhoozi to ensure he ascents on the throne of power peacefully, which was received by a thunderous applause from guests present.
Gen Muhoozi’s Presidential ambitions are awash on Facebook page; Muhoozi Project, which is followed by majority youth in Uganda and the diaspora. “MK is our next President. Mission 2026”, reads one of Muhoozi Project Facebook Posts. Muhoozi Project Facebook page ran almost all the activities to mark Gen Muhoozi’s Birthday. These include; Muhoozi Birthday run at Kololo Independence Grounds, which climaxed in the grand Birthday public celebrations at the Oval Cricket grounds in Kampala and Muhoozi Birthday state dinner at State House, Entebbe in which President Paul Kagame of Rwanda attended.
President Paul Kagame hailed Lt.Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba for the peace mission between Uganda and Rwanda.
“Great Generals are not those who win the war. The greatest Generals are those that win the peace. Iam happy that you (Muhoozi) linked our two nation”, Kagame is quoted to have said by Muhoozi Project Facebook page.
“I want to thank H.E Kagame for responding positively to Lt Gen The Muhoozi’s invitation and coming to pay a visit to Uganda after years of not coming here”, Gen Muhoozi wrote on his Twitter handle; @mkainerugaba.
In another related Facebook posts, Balaam Ateenyi Barugahara, the Muhoozi Project National Coordinator and proprietor of two local FM Radio stations; Radio 4 and Radio 7 wrote:
“We shall stand by you till you occupy the State House once our beloved Papa Gen Yoweri Museveni decides to retire one day. You are our Glory to be.”
Martha Byabagambi, President, Business and Management, at Kampala International University (KIU) and CEO Marth Events also wrote on her Twitter handle; @AinweruhangaMa1: “Thank you Gen @mkainerugaba for the invitation to join you for your Birthday party. Everything turned out pleasant and interesting. The time simply flew by. Much appreciation for my next President Mission 2026”.
The colorful Birthday celebrations at Lugogo Oval Cricket grounds were also attended by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretary-General, Richard Todwong, Religious leaders, and a cross-section of members of Parliament.