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Muhoozi sued over the 48th birthday celebration activities

By Melanie Aanyu,

Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has been sued for his recent 48th birthday celebration activities that many have since interpreted as the start of a succession process that will end up with him replacing his father, President Museveni.

The petitioner, lawyer Gawaya Tegulle, says it’s unconstitutional for Gen Muhoozi to start engaging in political activities since he is a serving officer of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF). Officers are expected to be non-partisan, Mr Tegulle adds.

The petition was filed before the Constitutional Court in Kampala .
The petition in part reads that as a serving officer of the UPDF, the first respondent (Gen Muhoozi), acted in an undisciplined manner, lacking good character when with impunity, breached the Code of Conduct for the defence forces.

Also jointly sued with Gen Muhoozi is the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), for being an overseer of the military, and the Attorney General, the chief government legal adviser.

At his birthday bash in Lugogo, Gen Muhoozi also spoke tersely about using entertainment and sport to put the “energy” of the youth to great use.