Five More Years for Museveni

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni this morning officially started his fourth term in office as President of The Republic of Uganda.

He has been in power for the last 25 years having fought his way through the gun to the throne.

His swearing in however was largely over shadowed by violence that rocked the return of opposition leader Kizza Besigye .

One person was reportedly shot to death.

As chaos dominated Entebbe road, I was at Kololo Airstrip documenting a rather calm but historical and colorful function. Here is my account.

President Museveni (L) signs the book of oath during his swearing in ceremony at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011

President Museveni (L) signs the book of oath during his swearing in ceremony at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011

The parade as seen during the swearing in ceremony of president Yoweri Museveni at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011

The parade as seen during the swearing in ceremony of president Yoweri Museveni at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011

School children perform before guests at the swearing in ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011

School children perform before guests at the swearing in ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011

Janet Museveni was strikingly smart in red as her husband was sworn in for another five year term at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011.

Janet Museveni was strikingly smart in red as her husband was sworn in for another five year term at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011.

Fighter jets fly over the Kololo Airstrip ceremonial grounds on May 12, 2011

Fighter jets fly over the Kololo Airstrip ceremonial grounds on May 12, 2011

President Museveni inspects a guard of honour after swearing into his fourth term at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011.

President Museveni inspects a guard of honour after swearing into his fourth term at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011.

The parade as seen during the swearing in ceremony of president Yoweri Museveni at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011

The parade as seen during the swearing in ceremony of president Yoweri Museveni at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011

President Museveni (L) and wife Janet Museveni (R) attend the swearing in ceremony at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011

President Museveni (L) and wife Janet Museveni (R) attend the swearing in ceremony at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011

The parade as seen during the swearing in ceremony of president Yoweri Museveni at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011

The parade as seen during the swearing in ceremony of president Yoweri Museveni at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011

President Museveni us silhouetted at the podium as he took got ready to take his oath at Kololo Airstrip on May12, 2011

President Museveni is silhouetted at the podium as he took got ready to take his oath at Kololo Airstrip on May12, 2011

An overly excited woman waves a flag bearing President Museveni’s picture moments after swearing in at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011.

An overly excited woman waves a flag bearing President Museveni’s picture moments after swearing in at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011.

Former Kenyan president, Daniel Arap Moi poses for the cameras moments after taking his seat on arrival for the swearing in ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011

Former Kenyan president, Daniel Arap Moi poses for the cameras moments after taking his seat on arrival for the swearing in ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni at Kololo Airstrip on May 12, 2011

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