KAMPALA, (UG): Ugandan youths who identify themselves as “Bazzukulu” have announced a mega birthday fete for H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni which will take place on September 08, 2023, to celebrate the President’s new age, healthy life and achievements as Uganda’s leader.
The event which is organized by the Bazzukulu in conjunction with the Office of the National Chairman (ONC) in the National Resistance Movement (NRM), will see thousands of Bazzukulu converge at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala with Jajja Museveni as the main celebrant.
Running under the theme; “Developing the culture of entrepreneurship in youths, women and the country at large,” the President’s 79th Birthday celebrations will coincide with the “Omalako Jajja, Tova KuMain 2026” grand launch, a campaign asking Museveni to return for another political term in 2026.
Inside sources at the ONC offices in Kyambogo told this website that asides the Bazzukulu, several high-profile government officials, ministers, politicians, wealthy businessmen, and musicians among others have confirmed their attendance come September 08, with lots of food, drinks and entertainment all day.
About Museveni’s Birthday
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni settled for September 15th as his birthdate, after speculation and second-person accounts supported by what he calls a number of “historical and scientific” events that took place in 1944, the year when he says he was born.
In his second edition of the book Sowing the Mustard Seed published in 2016, Mr Museveni says three people including his mother, Esteeri Kokundeka helped him find out details of his date of birth. Museveni says his mother said he was born “like three months before the ekikatu (the mass cattle vaccination) of ishara-matu (when the cattle’s ears were being notched).”
According to Museveni, a veterinary guard who took part in the exercise, helped him get the year.
“Fortunately, one of the veterinary guards that took part in that vaccination, Serugyendo (a Mufumbira from Kisoro) was still alive. He was a godsend. When I invited him to Rwakitura [Museveni’s country home], he was unequivocal. The vaccination in Ntungamo took place between the 24 and 28 of November 1944.”
Since his mother had said it was like three months before mass vaccination, Museveni said he originally took August 19 44 as the date of birth. However, he says there came another old woman who kept saying that she knew when he (Museveni) was born. When invited to Rwakitura, the old lady, Tophus Bwankuuku told Museveni another account.
“She told me that she and her husband lived in the parish (omuruka) next to ours; that would be a distance of eight miles away. However, her sister-in-law (omuramukazi) was married in the village next to ours, Ruyonjwa (two miles away or less). She had undertaken okwangama (when a woman temporarily withdraws from her husband’s home on account of some disagreements and goes back to her father’s or brother’s household),” Museveni recounts in the book.
“When she arrived at their home in Rwenchweera, she told them that by the time she left, Kaguta’s wife had been taken to the hospital to deliver. Then after a few days, information came that Kaguta’s (Museveni’s father) wife had delivered and the month was September, not August,” the 78-year-old President further recollects.
Museveni therefore concluded that September 15 as his most probable date of birth.
He says he was reportedly born in Mbarara hospital but he says they had no records when he cross-checked. “What a shame for somebody who was born in a government hospital to fail to know his date of birth, all on the account of faulty record keeping and storage,” the president wonders in the book.