Ronald Kibuule is a Ugandan politician. He is the current State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011. On account of being a cabinet minister, he is an ex officio Member of Parliament for Mukono North County.
Early life, education and career
Kibuule was born in January 1984 to Zefania Lusebeya a Mukono District local business man and the late Grace Naguta at a village in Mukono district called Kasenge in Nama Sub-county. He started his primary at St. John’s Education Center in Mukono and completed his primary leaving examination there. He acted during his school days and enjoyed politics. He then joined Mukono Parents High School where he completed his secondary school education in 2004, joining Uganda Christian University Mukono where he received a bachelors degree in social works and social administration.
Kibuule is the Presidential Advisor on NRM matters (The Ugandan ruling party), but he became acquainted with the President through the Party’s Vice-Chairman Al Hajji Moses Kigongo when he was still in Primary five, where he acted as the President and Al Hajji Kigongo was the guest of honor.
He has been an aide to the current Prime Minister (then security minister) Amama Mbabazi who has been his guardian and has been paying for his school fees. He has been the Councilor for Kasenge Parish at Nama-sub-county a position he held since 2006 up to 2011. He is the youngest Minister in the Ugandan Cabinet. He is said to be having strong links with the Chinese government and he has invited so many Chinese investors who have constructed factories on Kampala- Jinja road, especially in Mukono district- Mbalala industrial area.
Rape victim comments
In 2013, Kibuule made controversial statements indicating that police should charge the victims of rape if they are indecently dressed. While addressing youth in Kajara County, he said that police should establish the dress of rape victims and set rapists free if the victims are indecently dressed. Kibuule considers indecent dress to include bikinis, miniskirts, and tight jeans. His comments drew strong criticism, with MPs urging him to "have self-control", demanding an apology, and questioning why he would mislead men "by saying that it is okay for them to go ahead and rape women who put on short skirts."
Kibuule is married to two wives with three children, Natasha Kibuule, Orishaba Kibuule and Samantha Kibuule.
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