Museveni turns 76 amid academic papers saga


President Museveni has turned 76 years old.

Museveni was born on 15 September 1944 in Rukungiri, to parents Mzee Amos Kaguta (1916–2013), a cattle herder, and Esteri Kokundeka Nganzi (1918–2001), a housewife both illiterate.

He is of the Basita clan, Bahororo tribe.

Museveni gets his middle name from his father, Mzee Amos Kaguta.

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Kaguta is also the father of Museveni’s brother Caleb Akandwanaho, popularly known in Uganda as Salim Saleh, and sister Violet Kajubiri.

His family migrated to Ntungamo, Uganda Protectorate.

Academics controversy

His birthday comes ahead of 2021 elections where he is seeking re-election.

It also comes amid a controversy concerning his academic papers.

Museveni attended Kyamate Elementary School, Mbarara High School, and Ntare School.

In 1967, he went to the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

There, he studied economics and political science and became a Marxist, involving himself in radical pan-African politics.

According to Makerere University (Mak) Senior Lecturer, Prof. Mwambutsya Ndebesa, Museveni is a graduate at University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) situated in Tanzania.

Former Ethics Minister – Miria Matembe challenged the President to unveil proof of his academic background.

To mention, of recent; City Lawyer, Muwada Nkunyingi petitioned the Electoral Commission (EC) to reveal to the public, Museveni’s academic credentials.

Prof. Mwambutsya said Museveni graduated as Yoweri ‘Tibuhaburwa’ Museveni from the Tanzania-based institution.

“President Museveni is my alumnus. We are both graduates of Dar es Salaam University, him in the 1960s and me in the 1980s,’ Prof Mwambutsya said.

“There has been some social media trend to the extent that Museveni is a high school drop-out. Let me say here that although we were not contemporaries at Dar, I found his legacy there and can assure you that he is a graduate of the University of East Africa ( Dar es Salaam Constituent college).”

“Before 1970 Makerere, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam were constituent colleges of the University of East Africa. Yes he is a graduate. My professor the late Tambila Kapwepwe would always ask me about his classmate of the 1960s (President Museveni) the difference being that by then he went by the name, Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni.” Prof Mwambutsya added.



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