Amama: I’m enjoying private life


Two years since he lost his presidential bid, former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has spoken out about his private life.

A once powerful government official, Mbabazi is leading a quiet life confined to his domestic and business affairs.

On a few occasions, the once powerful NRM secretary general who also served in different ministerial portfolios, has appeared at wedding parties, church events, and recently at an event by the judiciary when he was being bestowed upon the title of Senior counsel.

On Wednesday, Mbabazi invited journalists to his palatial Kololo home for a briefing about his niece Bridget Birungi Rwakairu’s marriage to Andile Rwamaphosa, a son to South African president Cyril Rwamaphosa.

Mbabazi having a light moment with journalists.

But the journalists had limited focus on the traditional Bakiga ceremony which is slated for May 19, and asked Mbabazi about the country’s political situation.

He declined to comment about his rumoured talks with President Yoweri Museveni for a possible return to government.

“The Bible, and I guess the Qur’an as well says that there is time for everything, the season for politics has not come,” Mbabazi said.

Asked about what he is doing in his private life, Mbabazi said; “I am firm than ever before…I think I am enjoying private life.”

“After the elections, and after court, my friend Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire rang me he said, ” What are you going to do now?” I said, “But Otafiire, you know what you designed for those who lose elections,” he said, “What?” I said, “I go to rare chicken, I going to rare goats.”


He said that his livestock farm had expanded from a few goats he started with and has now added cattle.