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Museveni's Lubengo fan is dead
Publish Date: Apr 14, 2014
Museveni's Lubengo fan is dead
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni carrying a grinding stone (Olubengo) at Nyenga Sub-County, Mukono District. He was on his second and last campaign tour of the district. He was given the lubengo by LC3 chairman Sam Kitaka, as a sign of how he will run the country if voted into power. Left is Kisamba Mugerwa one of Musevenis campaign managers
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By Vision reporter

A 69-year-old man who in 1996 gave President Yoweri Museveni a grinding stone (olubengo) that became synonymous with his successful presidential bid is dead.


Sam Kitaka has been unwell for the last three months, relatives at his Bulumagi home near Nyenga  have said.

During the 1996 elections, Kitaka then LC3 chairman of Nyenga sub-county gave Museveni a grinding stone (Olubengo) saying that Ugandans have tasked /entrusted him with leadership.
 
By so doing, Kitaka then an influential  LC3 chairman Nyenga  Sub-County, Mukono District was declaring Museveni as the most suitable candidate to carry Uganda’s burdens.

The historic event took place at at Nyenga sub county headquarters in Buikwe.

At the scene where Museveni carried the stone, Kitaka and his colleagues erected  a monument  to commemorate the day and its signifance in the NRM politics

Several prominent NRM supporters regularly visit the monument, which is the only one mounted by civilians for President Museveni in Uganda.

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