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    Museveni appointed his wife, Mrs Janet Museveni, as state minister for Karamoja; his brother, Gen. Salim Saleh, formerly a minister of state for micro finance, as Senior Presidential Advisor on defence, a job at the
    same rank as a cabinet minister; his brother- in-law, Sam Kutesa, minister of foreign affairs; his son, Muhozi Keinerugaba, commander of the Special Forces, his daughter Natasha Karugire, Private Secretary to the president in charge of Household. Museveni has also appointed his nephew, Joseph Ekwau (son of his younger sister
    Violet Kajubiri), Private Secretary to the
    President in charge of Medical Services
    (HIV//AIDS); his sister Miriam Karugaba as
    Administrator at State House (she is semi-
    literate) and her husband (therefore
    Museveni’s brother-in-law), Jimmy Karugaba,
    as Officer in Charge (OC) of the Accounts
    Department at State House. Museveni has
    also appointed his sister-in-law, Jolly Sabune,
    Executive Director of Cotton Development
    Authority, his niece-in-law, Hope Nyakairu,
    Undersecretary for Administration and
    Finance at State House, his cousin Bright
    Rwamirama, State Minister for Animal
    Husbandry, his other cousin, Faith Katana
    Mirembe, Assistant Private Secretary in
    charge of Education and Social Services and
    Justus Karuhanga, Private Secretary to the
    President in charge of Legal Affairs who is a
    nephew to Mrs Museveni. Thus the president
    has many of his relatives and in-laws well
    placed in legitimate business.

    Some of the most prominent include
    Hannington Karuhanga, chairman UGACOF, a
    leading coffee exporting company and
    chairman of Stanbic Bank. He is a cousin to
    Mrs Museveni and is also married to a sister
    to the Chief of Defence Forces Gen. Aronda
    Nyakairima. Although Karuhanga has made
    his mark on the business scene through
    personal hard work, his connections to the
    first family and the likely benefits it offers
    have not gone unnoticed.

    Mrs Jovia Saleh: A wealthy business lady who
    is into real estate and a host of other
    businesses is wife of the younger brother to
    President Museveni, Gen. Saleh. Her sister
    Kellen Kayonga, is an accomplished business
    lady in this country; she recently won the
    lucrative deal of exporting security guards to
    the troubled Iraq through a security company
    Askar. She is the young sister to Jovia Saleh
    and therefore a sister-in-law to Gen. Saleh.
    Odrek Rwabwogo: The proprietor of Terp
    Consults, a public relations company that has
    handled some of the government’s biggest
    events and programmes, the most notable
    being the $1 million ‘Gifted by Nature’
    campaign on CNN and the Commonwealth
    Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). He
    marries Museveni’s daughter Patience. Of
    course other relatives like Kutesa, who owns
    Entebbe Handling Services (ENHAS) straddle
    the space between business and politics.
    Be that as it may, the president’s relatives
    can still be traced in the few remaining
    parastatals and public statutory bodies. For
    instance, Don Nyakairu, the Corporation
    Secretary of Uganda Telecom Ltd (UTL), is
    husband to Mrs Museveni’s cousin Hope
    Nyakairu at State House.

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