Yoweri Museveni’s brother makes public appearance amid death reports
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s brother, Salim Saleh, made a public appearance months after he was rumoured to be dead.
Salim Saleh, born Caleb Akandwanaho, made a public appearance at an event in Kampala on September 17, 2022, where he gave away his daughter Esteeri Mugulwa to a Kampala businessman, Ivan Bidna.
Saleh, who in the past served as a Minister in his brother Museveni’s government, has stayed away from the limelight for some time sparking rumours about his health.
Netizens blew things out of proportion when it was reported that there was heavy security seen at his Kampala home.
Just In: Gen. Salim Saleh gives away his daughter Esteeri Mugulwa, to her boyfriend Ivan Bidna. This explains the congestion and heavy deployment at his Buziga Home.
Bad news for haters of this transformative Gen Saleh@kamwine_joy @RugyendoQuotes @TimothyKagweza @ssebushaf pic.twitter.com/kw8weqSIJI
— Easton Ndyabasa 🇺🇬🇷🇼🇪🇹🇨🇺 (@eastndy) September 17, 2022
When actions speak louder than words. Gen. Salim Saleh appears in public, in person. https://t.co/5YCV28pRI7
— NICHOLAS SENGOBA (@nsengoba) September 18, 2022
This is General Salim Saleh at his daughter's give away function today. He was recently announced dead by some hooligans. pic.twitter.com/A2YrF4T1L9
— David Kabanda (@DaudiKabanda) September 17, 2022
Saleh is a soldier who played a crucial role in the resistance war that elevated his brother to State House.
This is Mugulwa’s second marriage after her very public divorce.
In 2020, she petitioned the court to have her ex-husband and father to her children Eng. Ronald Ndizeye Sekaziga, be mentally evaluated.
This was allegedly after his ex-husband repeatedly refused to follow protocol and continuously put their children at risk. She filed for sole custody of their children.
The two got married in 2009 before separating in 2017 due to irreconcilable differences.