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Rose to fame for her time as the First Lady of Uganda, a post she ascended to in 1986. Her husband is long-time Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
She left Uganda in exile in 1971 upon Idi Amin's successful military coup. She would later return to Uganda from Tanzania, where she was living during exile.
Janet Museveni went into exile in 1971, when Idi Amin toppled the Milton Obote regime in a military coup. She married Yoweri Museveni in August 1973. When Idi Amin's regime fell from power in April 1979, she moved back to Uganda from Tanzania where she had been living in exile with her husband.
In February 1981 when Yoweri Museveni launched his guerrilla war against the government of President Obote, Janet Museveni and her children re-located to Nairobi, Kenya, where they lived with family friends until 1983. In 1983, they moved to Gothenburg, Sweden, and stayed there until May 1986, four months after Yoweri Museveni's National Resistance Army had seized power in Kampala.
Janet Museveni founded the Uganda Women's Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO), a private relief agency in late 1986, which she said was shaped by her experience as a refugee. She became involved with the HIV/AIDS campaigns in Uganda in the 1990s, forging ties with radical pastor Martin Ssempa for abstinence-only sex education in Uganda.
In November 2005, she announced that she would seek the parliamentary seat of Ruhaama county in the February 2006 general elections. She contested the seat against the candidate for the Forum for Democratic Change, Augustine Ruzindana, and won overwhelmingly. She was re-elected in March 2011 to another five-year term.
On 16 February 2009, Janet Museveni was appointed State Minister for Karamoja Affairs, by her husband, President Yoweri Museveni.
On 27 May 2011, she was elevated to Minister for Karamoja Affairs, complete with a State Minister for Karamoja Affairs.
On 6 June 2016, after her husband's re-election as President, she was appointed Minister of Education and Sports.
Janet shares four children named Muhoozi, Natasha, Patience, and Diana with her husband.
Currently, Janet Museveni is 74 years, 0 months and 2 days old. Janet Museveni will celebrate 75th birthday on a Saturday 24th of June 2023. Below we countdown to Janet Museveni upcoming birthday.