President Kagame, First Lady host Gen Muhoozi on his birthday

resident Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame have hosted Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba for a ceremony to celebrate in his 49th birthday.

“Last night, President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame hosted General Muhoozi Kainerugaba and his delegation to celebrate the General’s birthday,” Rwanda’s Presidency has tweeted.

Gen Muhoozi, the son of Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations arrived in Rwanda for a private visit on April 23, 2023.

He arrived one day before his 49th birthday celebration, which he announced would be celebrated in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

The delegation that came with Gen Muhoozi includes Norbert Mao, the Ugandan Minister of Justice, Maj Gen (Rtd) Jim Muhwezi, the Interior Minister, and Andrew Mwenda, the Spokesperson of MK Movement among others.

Photographs posted on Twitter show President Kagame, First lady Jeannette Kagame and other attendees of the event clapping hands for Gen Muhoozi with a birthday cake in front of him.

The general’s last year’s birthday held in Kampala was attended by President Paul Kagame. He had last visited the country three years ago.

Gen Muhoozi is commended for his mediation efforts to mend Rwanda-Uganda relations that had deteriorated since 2017.

Efforts to normalize bilateral ties began to take formal shape following his two visits to Rwanda last year, a move that was followed by the reopening of borders.