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Favourite daughter comes of age with State House job

By | April 14th 2009

By Job Weru

Natasha Kainembabazi Karugire is the eldest daughter of Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

She seems to be the beneficiary of her father’s power, having enjoyed lavish State sponsorship.

Natasha, who is currently the president’s Private Secretary in-charge of State House (Entebbe), appears the most favoured child.

Born in 1976, Natasha grew up in unsettled backgrounds at the time her father was leading a guerrilla war.

Front view of the Moi Nyeri Complex Primary School’s administration block, the school Natasha attended briefly.

At the height of her father’s guerrilla activities, Natasha lived in exile with her mother, Janet Kataha Museveni in Tanzania, Sweden and Kenya where she briefly attended primary school in Nyeri.

In mid-1990s Natasha left for London to study fashion and later established the House of Kaine, a fashion and design firm.

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Family life

Natasha is married to Ugandan tycoon Edwin Karugire, who is also a lawyer.

In 2003, Natasha, who was pregnant was flown to Germany in a presidential jet deliver to deliver her baby.

The trip cost £20,000 (about Sh2.36 million at current exchange rates).

Museveni defended the trip, saying he could not compromise on his family’s security.

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