In a politician’s life, there is rarely time for leisure. Even a birthday landmark is often forgotten. However, today, one of Africa’s most persistent opposition leaders Dr Kizza Besigye is celebrating 60 years of his life. Already, many opposition members and fans have taken up social media to wish him a happy birthday.
Besigye was born on the 22nd of April in 1956, in a little village of Rwamahwa, in the South Western district of Rukungiri, Uganda. He was born to Mr Musa and Marion Kifefe, who both passed on.
He is a fully qualified medical doctor, completing a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery at the Makerere University School of Medicine in 1980.
He was an instrumental arm of the National Resistance Army, fighting along current President and arch-rival Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is the liberation struggle that brought the NRM government to power.
Many of his fans on Facebook and Twitter have sent him warm regards, congratulating him on this birthday.
A very happy Birthday to you my inspiration Dr. KB… May the Almighty God richly bless you. https://t.co/Y6wFiTLUOf
— Kyagaba Fred (@fredkyagaba) April 22, 2016
Besigye is also credited for pioneering the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party that has been at the helm of Uganda’s politics for over 10 years. A very happy Birthday to you from Chano8.