Kagame attends birthday of Lt Gen Muhoozi, holds talks with Museveni

On 25 April 2022 at 05:49

President Paul Kagame has attended the birthday of Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations and Commander of Land Forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF).

Kagame arrived at Entebbe in Uganda in the afternoon of Sunday 24th April 2022 where he was received by Lt Gen Muhoozi and the Minister for National Security, Maj Gen Jim K Mugwezi.

Apart from attending the birthday celebrations, the Head of State also met with his counterpart of Uganda with whom they discussed on bilateral relations.

Following the discussions, Museveni revelead via Twitter handle that he held ‘bilateral talks with H.E President Paul Kagame on a number of issues, especially on regional peace, stability and cooperation. I welcome H.E Kagame to Uganda’.

President Paul Kagame was last in Uganda on 25th March 2018 for discussions on spoiled relations between both countries.

Towards the beginning of April 2022, Lt Gen Muhoozi announced that President Kagame was on the list of dignitaries he wanted to invite during celebrations of his 48th birthday.

Kagame attended the birthday party, few days after the first born of Museveni visited Rwanda for the second time to mend spoiled between Rwanda and Uganda that had deteriorated since 2017. At the time, Kagame gifted ten cows to Lt Gen Muhoozi.

The Head of State visits Uganda at a time when relations between both countries is on the mend following talks with envoys from Uganda including Muhoozi and Uganda’s Permanent Representative to UN, Adonia Ayebare.

Lt Gen Muhoozi has also revealed that he decided to organize a formal birthday party to celebrate achieved progress towards restoring bilateral relations to normal.

He has come to Rwanda two times this year on a mission to mend ties between Uganda and Rwanda that had worsened since 2017.

Since he was involved in the process to restore relations to normal, Lt Gen Muhoozi has been warning Rwanda’s dissidents that they have no place in Uganda. He recently revealed that no official fighting Rwanda would retain job in Uganda.

He also echoed similar message in February where he warned Kayumba against using his country to threaten Rwanda’s security.

His previous visit to Rwanda was on 22nd January 2022, a move that was followed by the reopening of Gatuna border.

Later on, Rwanda reopened all land borders on 7th March 2022.

On the occasion of his birthday celebration, Lt Gen Muhoozi said that both countries currently have good relations with optimism that the situation shall improve further in the future.

Lt Gen Muhoozi, the first born of Museveni was born in Tanzania on 24th April 1974. He is a father of three.

President Paul Kagame was received by Museveniu at State House in Entebbe.
Museveni was with First Lady Janet Museveni as he welcomed his counterpart of Rwanda in Entebbe.
Uganda's Minister for National Security, Maj Gen Jim K Mugwezi was part of the delegation that welcomed President Kagame.
Lt Gen Muhoozi welcoming President Kagame with a hand salute.