THEY share the same family name, attended the same class stream at Nabisunsa Girlsâ€™ School in Kampala and apparently have the same goals. But they are not relatives. Even their family homes are miles apart.
The two girls caused wild cheers and applause at their respective homes when they were proclaimed among Kampalaâ€™s best students in the 2003 Oâ€™ Level exams, whose results were released last evening.
One of them, Janet Namutebi, 17 is the reigning national junior tennis champion, with 16 trophies up her sleeve. The other Catherine Namutebi, is younger at 16. She has been helping in the family business during her vacation.
â€œI just feel... Well, I donâ€™t know,â€ is all a shy Janet could mutter when The New Vision visited her family home on Rubaga Road on the outskirts of Kampala.
But Catherine said, â€œI am excited! This is not what I expected. The last mocks were very tough. I donâ€™t know what to say.â€
Catherine was sorting out papers in her fatherâ€™s printery business, Nice Print.
Nabisunsaâ€™s best have same name.