How candidates’ spouses showed up on the big day
Janet Kataha Museveni. The First Lady walked into the Electoral Commission (EC) tent wearing an elegant yellow two-piece suit, black blouse, and black shoes. Her accessories were a pearl necklace and earrings and a gold brooch. She did not walk in on the arm of her husband Yoweri Museveni, but a step behind him. She later changed into a long yellow dress with black trousers underneath during the manifesto launch.
No public display of affection for this couple. She did not take part in proposing or seconding her husband. She, however, sat in front to show support for her other half.
Julia Kakonge Muntu only appears in public when her husband is seeking one office or another. Perhaps, it is because she is rare that her beauty is always stunning.
Ms Muntu chose a floral dress and a white sweater on such a hot day. Very clearly, she is not one who longs or thrives for media attention.
Ms Muntu did not escort her husband into the nomination tent. She was absent when her husband was being introduced to his security detail.
Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi. Looking confident, stylish, and charming in a white suit, red cap, red purse and red velvet heels, Ms Kyagulanyi seemed to be in full control. By far, she was the most involved potential first lady – at least, in the public eye.
Walking into the nomination venue on her husband’s arm, she was among his proposers and seconders when it came to having his documents verified.
Until today, a handful of people knew Ms Caroline Latigo Amuriat, the wife to FDC presidential candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat. She attended the nominations clad in a cream gomesi. Seated next to her shoeless husband, Latigo looked like a vision.
Her husband, who had earlier been brutally arrested by police, appeared for nomination without shoes, with bloody scratches on his hands. He said he was a prisoner.
Rebecca Kabuleta looked beautiful and elegant in a beige dress with puffy sleeves, holding a clutch bag. In line with the wives of the other presidential contestants, she walked in her husband’s wake, and did not second him when it was time to present his documents.
Not much is known about Rebecca Kabuleta, who is a young mother. She did stand beside her husband, though when he was being introduced to his security team.