Museveni sworn in for sixth term


Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has taken the oath to officially begin a sixth term in office.

Museveni arrived at the Kololo Independence Grounds in the capital city, Kampala, on Wednesday for the swearing-in ceremony, accompanied by First Lady Janet Museveni.

He then inspected the guard of honour before taking the presidential oath of office, amid chants from Ugandans.

After taking the oath, Musevini then received the instruments of power from Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo.

Several East African heads of states and across the continent attended the ceremony – including from Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, South Sudan and Somalia.

On Monday, the police said more than 40 people had been arrested for planning to disrupt the ceremony.

Museveni won re-election with almost 59% of the vote in a disputed poll in January with his main opposition, Bobi Wine, trailing with about 35%.

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