By our reporter
President Yoweri Museveni’s sister Dr. Violet Kajubiri has today been sworn in as Deputy chairperson of the Education Service Commission and Malinga Johnson as a member of the commission by the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe.
Dr. Kajubiri was appointed to the position in April this year by the president and she is mandated to report to the Education Minister Janet Museveni whose ministry oversees the commission.
Dr.Kajubiri was born at the time when Ankole celebrated 50 years (Golden Jubilee). Like the President, her actual date of birth is not well documented.
In 1955, Kajubiri was struck by polio which impaired her legs. According to Museveni when eulogizing his deceased mother, their father was hesitant to push her to trek to school which was many kilometers from their home but the mother insisted that their daughter attends school where she excelled and won a scholarship to join Bweranyangi Girls School for the secondary education.
From Bweranyangi Girls School, she attended Makerere University in the early 1970s and she used to study with presidential hopeful and one time aspirant, Olara Otunnu at the university. Kajubiri was based at the Zoology Department at the time.
After attaining a bachelor’s degree in science at Makerere University, Kajubiri joined the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany where she attained a Masters degree in Science and then a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) at the same university.
The well-educated Kajubiri has lived out most of her life in Europe and it is here that she plies her trade. Her only closest connection to State House is the fact that her son, Dr.Joseph Ekwau is the presidential advisor on veterinary issues.
Dr. Kajubiri is married to a German national; this could explain why Uganda is not her normal pastime area.
Formerly, Kajubiri worked with Presidential Visitation Committee of Public Universities in Uganda and between 1991- 1998, she served as General Secretary Wildlife Club of Uganda/National coordinator.
Unlike many people with close ties with the first family, Kajubiri has never been mentioned in any scandal neither does she have any controversy on her profile. She keeps a low profile and that is why many people don’t know her as president Museveni’s sister.
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