First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni has paid a great tribute to her husband as he celebrates his 72nd birthday today.
Born on 15 September 1944 in Ntungamo, Uganda Protectorate, Yoweri Museveni is a member of the Banyankole ethnic group.
In her Twitter message, Janet thanked the president for being a blessing to Uganda and her family.
“Happy Birthday @KagutaMuseveni. Thank you for being the man and the blessing you have been to our family and nation,” she tweeted.
On his 70th birthday held at his Rwakitura home in 2014, Janet said she derived a lot of happiness and purpose from her family.
— Janet K Museveni (@JanetMuseveni) September 15, 2016
The president too agreed that it was “part of eternity to have children”.
Museveni in turn paid great tribute to Janet for “raising great children and building our family”.
On his 71st birthday in 2015, Museveni commended the fighters who supported the people’s protracted armed liberation struggle between 1981 and 1986.
Museveni then paid tribute to his wife, Mrs. Janet Museveni, for looking after their children when he was actively engaged in the struggle.
Janet married Yoweri Museveni in August 1973 while in exile [Tanzania].
The couple has four children: Muhoozi Kainerugaba – Born in 1974, Major General in the UPDF and Commander of Special Forces, Natasha Karugire – Born in 1976, Fashion designer and consultant, Patience Rwabwogo – Born in 1978, Pastor of Covenant Nations Church, Buziga, Kampala and Diana Kamuntu – Born in 1980, Married to Geoffrey Kamuntu.