KAMPALA — President Museveni’s son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba has Saturday morning flagged off his 48th birthday marathon at Kololo Independence Grounds—thanking runners for the big turn out and the support they have shown him.
Muhoozi who also commands the military department of land forces, was flanked by top bigwigs in the army and police including the Chief of Military Intelligence (CMI) Maj Gen James Birungi, UPDF Joint Chief of Staff Maj General Leopold Kyanda, Maj General Don Nabasa, the Commander of the Military Police and Director of Immigration Brigadier Johnson Namanya.
Others were Police Director of Crime Intelligence, Brigadier Chris Damulira, among others.
“I want to thank all of you and all people of Uganda for the tremendous support. This is not about me, it’s about all of you. If you don’t defend your country, if you don’t look after your country, no one will,” Muhoozi said, adding that:
“As UPDF, we are happy. We are happy for the support. We will always be a people’s army.”
Muhoozi also received an award given to him by Patriots Club Uganda and ‘Friends of Muhoozi Kainerugaba’ who organized the marathon.
Paul Taremwa, the President of the Patriots Club Uganda, noted that they organized the run to celebrate a ‘revolutionary of Africa’—thanking Muhoozi for the services he has rendered to Uganda and Africa at large.
The other leaders include Lubega Mudasilu Angello Bukenya, among others, and Patriots Club Patron, Andrew Mwenda.
The run and the party celebrations will climax with a concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala this evening