By Our Reporter
There is a bitter conflict raging on between Shartsi Kutesa Musherure, daughter of Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa and Sodo Aine Kaguta, who is President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s younger brother, over the Mawogola North Member of Parliament seat.
Our Moles in the area reveal that both Musherure and Sodo are stiffly competing for the Mawogola North MP seat on the National Resistance Movement (NRM) ticket in a bid to replace Sam Kutesa but none of the two wants to give up the contest.
We have established that matters worsened recently after Musherure’s bid to succeed her father Kutesa as Mawogola North MP in Sembabule District was booted her in-law and also First Son, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who described her as a trustworthy person.
Gen Muhoozi, 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 recently.
“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 Minister Kutesa.
The event was attended by thousands of people, including Sembabule District Chairman Elly Muhumuza, area Woman MP Anifa Kawooya, 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.
However, the stiff competition between them has however sparked off clashes between Sodo and Musherure’s supporters, which have left many innocent voters maimed.
As a result, our Moles intimate that Dr Tanga Odoi, who is the NRM Electoral Commission chairperson, has since called upon the two warring camps to stop fighting and instead unite under the NRM umbrella, instead of causing divisions and infighting within the party ranks.
However, efforts to contact either Sodo or Musherure for a comment about this matter were futile because they couldn’t be reached on phone.