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Museveni hands his sister plum government job

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has appointed his younger sister Violet Kajubiri Froelich as deputy chairperson of the Education Service Commission.

The commission is a government authority charged with recruiting teachers in the country.

Kajubiri who holds German dual citizenship took oath of office on Friday morning before chief justice Bart Batureebe at the High Court premises in Kampala. She will report to her sister in law Janet.

Kajubiri’s appointment brings to five the number of members of Museveni’s immediate family who are serving in prominent positions in government.

Others are the Head of State’s only son Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who is a Major General in the Uganda Army and frequently whispered in political circles as the defacto successor to the presidency.

Muhoozi’s mother and the country’s First Lady Janet is currently the Minister for Education and Sports.


Museveni’s younger brother General Salim Saleh is a high ranking military officer in the Ugandan army and an advisor to the Presidency on security matters.

After serving on the commission as a member for eight years, Kajubiri said she has garnered enough experience that should come in handy in her role. She also thanked her elder brother for the appointment.

Salim Saleh (in dark glasses) alongside President Yoweri Museveni. PHOTO | COURTESY
Salim Saleh (in dark glasses) alongside President Yoweri Museveni. PHOTO | COURTESY

“I’m now a better person and that’s why the appointing authority (President Museveni) has put trust in me,” said Kajubiri.

Kajubiri holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Makerere University and a concurrent Diploma in Education majoring in Biology and Chemistry from the same institution.

She also obtained a Masters degree and PhD in Zoology from Hoffeinheim University in Germany, where she is based with her husband and four children.