Uganda’s President Museveni Sworn In for 6th Term

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has taken the oath to officially begin a sixth democratic term in office.

Several heads of states from countries including Burundi, South Sudan and Somalia arrived for the ceremony on Tuesday.

He won a re-election in a tightly contested election in January. The results were widely disputed too.

Security has been increased in the capital, Kampala, ahead of his inauguration. 

On Monday, the police reported the arrest of more than 40 people for planning to disrupt the ceremony.

Troops were deployed to surround the home of election runner-up Robert Chagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine.

Troops were also deployed to the home of the opposition figure Kizza Besijay – even though he says he left Uganda a month ago.

The swearing-in ceremony marks the climax of the controversial January Presidential Election and the beginning of another political phase for Museveni who is in his seventh term as Uganda’s leader. He has ruled Uganda for a term as a military leader and has spent the last five terms as a democratically elected leader.

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