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MK groups were formed because people in Kampala have been so intimidated by the opposition - Kainerugaba

General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has said the Team MK (Muhoozi Kainerugaba) groups emerging on and offline are “for self-defence” against a violent opposition.

Muhoozi Kainerugaba

He clarified that such self-defence serves as an antidote to the intimidation of National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporters by a marauding opposition.

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Kainerugaba made these remarks at party held at Skyz hotel, Naguru, Kampala, in celebration of his promotion to a four-star general.

” There’s been some kind of confusion that these groups are anti-government, they are trying to challenge government in some way. Never, how?! Me I call them self-defence groups because people in Kampala have been so intimidated by the opposition, that they formed these groups for self-defence,” Kainerugaba said.

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Over the last few years, several groups have sprouted as they demand that Kainerugaba be “Uganda’s next president.”

These groups include; Team Chairman MK led by Museveni’s young brother Toyota Nuwagira, Revolutionary Guards Uganda, Patriots Club Uganda led by Paul Taremwa et al.

Kainerugaba said the time was ripe to reorganise these “patriotic groups.”

I think now we shall start grading this MK Army by your achievements and capabilities. So, right now, I would say Team Chairman are the commandos of the MK Army and the others have to catch up and do better than Team Chairman. They are being closely followed by Revolutionary Guards and the others,” he said.

He said added that, after these groups have been reorganised, they should solve youth issues.

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Kainerugaba went further to congratulate the youth for being ideological and said he would like to work with the youth in the direction of providing solutions to their woes, if given the chance.

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