The chief coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation, Gen Salim Saleh, has lashed out at individuals who declared him dead, saying he is still alive.
Speaking at the Giveaway ceremony (kuhingira) of his daughter in Buziga, Kampala, at the weekend, the composed Gen Saleh, who is also President Museveni’s younger brother, said the devil is a liar who is busy hoodwinking people.
“The devil is a big liar sometimes very very tricky. So, the devil who has been around is a liar and we are still alive,” he said.
He was responding to a comment by Kwame Ruyondo, one of the guests at the function who welcomed the General, saying he had been declared dead.
Gen Saleh, who laughed off the rumours, also hailed his daughter, Esteeri Muguulwa, for honouring his father by bringing to him a son-in-law, Ivan Muhoozi, aka Bidna, and also allowing him chance to “resurrect” since people had declared him dead.
Gen Saleh also lashed out against those who practice tribalism.
“Tribalism is bad , it kills the very fundamental basics of a strong society. It’s an enemy to progress,” he said.
The ceremony was attended by NRA historicals among whom included, Sam Kavuma, Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi and former CDF David Muhoozi.
Gen Saleh’s death had been started by Ugandan vlogger Lumbuye who claimed that the General had passed on days ago and his body was being hidden by Museveni for fear of public reaction.”
The hearsay was started by the General’ s Absence at the national memorial service and burial service of Former Security Minister Gen Elly Tumwine.
Social media contended that it is impossible that Gen Salim Saleh would have missed the burial service of his bush war comrade Gen Tumwine, a man he fought with in the bushes of Luweero during the 1981- 86 NRA bush war that slung Gen Museveni to drive, making him rule Uganda from that point forward.
But OWC Director of Operations Sylivia Owori has been cited as saying that Gen Saleh is alive, well and going about his roles of transforming Uganda. Owori is said to have contended that it was basically impossible that the country wouldn’ t be aware assuming a man like Gen Saleh had passed on since even the President’ s Office would emerge and make an official communication.
“Gen Salim Saleh is a famous person and for a person of his height, news about his death would have been broadly spread officially. Tragically people would circumvent spreading such propaganda. I dont anything more than to express that Gen Salim Saleh is healthily wel. The cases of his death are false,” she said.
This this isn’t the first time social media is reporting that Gen Saleh is dead. Towards the end of June 2022, Gen Saleh showed up at Our Lady Consolata Kapeeka Church for a mass when certain people had declared him dead, he went to disclaim the news that were being spread on him.