KAMPALA — Muhoozi Project chairman Mr. Julius Lyvine Kashugi is on tenterhooks after a group of people he identifies as mafias are plotting to steal the project from him.
Kashugi who built the project from 2014 says mafias aren’t only taking the project away from him but they have also launched malicious accusations propagand against him.
Major Chris Magezi, the Director of Information and Communication in the Office of the Senior Presidential Advisor in charge of Special Operations indicated that Mr. Kashugi and group were illegally soliciting money from the unsuspecting members of public over a fictitious event involving first son Muhoozi Kainerugaba at Kampala Sheraton sometime next month.
However, Kashugi denied ever soliciting money from members of public — and challenged Maj. Magezi to produce evidence on the accusations.
He said the group is Friends of Gen Muhoozi/Muhoozi Project is a self funding group before hitting back at Maj. Magezi over what he described as sponsored blackmail.
He claimed that the Director Information and Communication, Office of the Senior Presidential Advisor in charge of Special Operations only aimed at character assassinating their good cause of celebrating achievements of Gen. Muhoozi and also, “to taint my name.”
Kashugi has been heading the group who ostensibly are helping to whip up the presidential ambition of the First Son, who is yet to express interest in replacing his father Gen. Museveni as president of Uganda.
The Muhoozi loyalists recently launched an aggressive social media campaign for a 2026 presidential bid for Muhoozi hardly six months into President Museveni’s new term.
After eight quiet years, the campaign and campaigners for the Muhoozi project are finally striding out of the closet since the former coordinator of Intelligence Services General David Sejusa kicked up a national storm in April 2013 when he claimed that there was a plot to assassinate senior government officials opposed to the Muhoozi presidency.