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Museveni, Janet finally take Covid-19 jabs

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the first lady Janet Museveni took their first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine today, Saturday.

The first couple took the jabs from State House Nakasero.

Health Ministry PS Dr Diana Atwine whomalso doubles as Museveni’s private doctor administered the jab.


The development clears air on falsehoods peddled by an American Paper, Wall Street Journal that Museveni and his inner circle secretly received the jabs a few months ago.

The story which would later be carried by a local daily- Daily Monitor prompted the President to sue the newspaper saying it had published fake news that pit him and his family against the rest of Ugandans.

Museveni’s son, General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has already been jabbed.


Several prominent officials both in government of out of service and renowned businessmen have since been vaccinated.

One of them is former Premier Amama Mbabazi who was vaccinated on Thursday along with his wife Jacqueline Mbabazi.

Members of Parliament, security officials, doctors, teachers and other frontline workers are being vaccinated.



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