Ugandan leader's son leaves military, in move seen as preparing for presidency

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  • Tuesday, 08 Mar 2022

FILE PHOTO: Muhoozi Kainerugaba, a son of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, arrives at the scene of a blast in Kampala July 12, 2010. REUTERS/Xavier Toya/File Photo

KAMPALA (Reuters) - The lieutenant general son of Uganda's president said on Tuesday he had retired from the military, in a move widely seen as preparing the ground for a potential run for the presidency in 2026.

Critics of President Yoweri Museveni say Muhoozi Kainerugaba who has been in the military for more than 20 years, was rushed through the ranks by his father. Many Ugandans believe Kainerugaba is being groomed to succeed Museveni.

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