KAMPALA – Shatsi Kutesa Musherure’s bid to succeed her father Sam Kutesa as Mawogola North MP in Sembabule District has received a boost after her in-law, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, described her as a trustworthy person.
Gen Kainerugaba, who is married to Musherure’s twin sister Charlotte, made the declaration at an event dubbed “Goberera” which was organised by Musherure at Sembabule Playground on Friday.
“I am an army officer not a politician. Ms Musherure is my in-law. She is a twin sister to my wife and what I know about her is that, she is religious, trustworthy and not a thief,” Gen Muhoozi told the gathering that also included Sam Kutesa.
The event was attended by thousands of people, including Sembabule District Chairman Elly Muhumuza, area Woman MP Anifa Kawooya, Kutesa himself, and Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, the State minister for Children Affairs.
Musherure in her remarks thanked his father and NRM for grooming her politically and asked the youth to embrace development projects.
“The sole purpose of today’s event is inform the youth that they are duty-bound to make a follow up on service delivery and hold leaders accountable ,” she said.
Mr Kutesa thanked Gen Muhoozi for gracing a political function even though he is a serving army officer.
“Given the nature of your job, you are not allowed to comment about politics, but what you have said is enough because you act within the law and we don’t want you to break the law,” he said.
The endorsement comes in handy for Musherure who is set to face off with President Museveni’s young brother Sodo Aine Kaguta, who is also eyeing the Mawogola North Seat.