By Watchdog reporter
They Baganda say “resemblance does not make one a relative” and for a resident of Bulenga who claims President Museveni is his biological father, one can easily might conclusions in jest just by looking at him.
Unfortunately, the man striking a resemblance with Mr Museveni, indeed claims he is not just fabricating claims but his late mother told him before she died that President Museveni was indeed his biological child.
And who are we to say “Impossible” unless a DNA of the two is done.
Benon Karebere, 40, says his “father” met his mother during the 1977 war.
According to a story published by Matooke Republic newspaper, they talked to a man on Tuesday at his home in Bulenga on the outskirts of Kampala, after he was featured on Radio Simba, a popular luganda radio station.
Karebere said he is tired of living in poverty when his relatives were enjoying in State House.
“He is my daddy and I am his son”, Karebere says.
The man went ahead to show the details he used to register for the national Identity Card indicating that his father’s name was “Kaguta Yoweri Museveni” whose Occupation was “President”. Mbu, he lives in “Entebbe”.
Whoever registered Karebere must have found a tough time to assess the sanity of the gentleman, but one wonders what the same man tells fellow villagers who might have helped to explain the unexplainable.
You would be surprised to know that the President’s son is the bicycle repairer in Bulenga whose only desire is to buy land to settle with his family.
Karebere says he was born in January 1977 in Ntungamo. At the time Museveni was one of the commanders alongside Tanzania troops that had invaded Uganda to ouster Idi Amin. That is when his parents met and got a gift that he is. However, since the woman got the child from an act of cheating, the mother’s husband chased her away and that was the beginning of their suffering. It was however not until 2000 on her deathbed that Kabarebe’s mother let her best kept secret out. She revealed to him that he was a son of the country’s principal citizen.
Matooke Republic had the pleasure of hearing Karebere address Gen Salim Saleh as “Uncle”. Gen Saleh, according to Karebere, even gave him Sh5 million, which apparently did nothing to change this man’s life. He wants more.
And his last message; “All I want from daddy is to show me love just any other child of his. I wrote letters because I wanted it to be a secret so that he would call me. I am very sorry for coming out in the media but I am tired of suffering. I have tried to get to you for so long. Even the shoes I have are torn. I bought them with the money ‘Uncle Saleh’ gave me. I am very frustrated right now. Please don’t forget me. I want two acres of land. If you don’t want to help me as your child, rescue me as a refugee. I want to go home. Daddy please.”
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