By KGR Reporter,
Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the Kira Municipality Member of Parliament, has criticized Speaker Anita Among and her Deputy Thomas Tayebwa for their alleged involvement in Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s nationwide tours, which are seen as unlawful.
Gen. Muhoozi, a serving military officer, the son of President Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, and holding the position of Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Duties, has sparked controversy by declaring his intention to run for the presidency in the 2026 elections.
This move has raised concerns due to its potential violation of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces – UPDF Act, 2005.
Section 99 of the UPDF Act explicitly prohibits military officers from engaging in partisan politics. Similarly, Article 208 (2) of the Constitution emphasizes that the UPDF should maintain a nonpartisan, national, professional, disciplined, and patriotic character.
He pointed out that during a recent house warming event organized by Speaker Among in Bukedea District, a political rally took place where Speaker Among was captured on video campaigning for Gen. Muhoozi.
This action has led Ssemujju to accuse his superiors of breaching the Constitution and supporting an allegedly illegal act committed by Gen. Muhoozi. Hon. Ssemujjo speaking…
In response to these allegations, Deputy Speaker Tayebwa defended the event, stating that it was a thanksgiving ceremony open to everyone.
He argued that there is no specific law prohibiting military officers from attending such events. Hon. Tayebwa speaking…
Earlier this year, Gen. Muhoozi addressed political rallies disguised as birthday celebrations in various locations. END.