Former President Bill Clinton has reunion with Ugandan ‘son’ – also named Bill Clinton

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August 17, 2012

Master Bill Clinton Kaligani, who was so named after he was born on the same day that President Clinton arrived in Uganda in 1998, first met his famous namesake when he was just a newborn.

August 17, 2012

Master Bill Clinton Kaligani, who was so named after he was born on the same day that President Clinton arrived in Uganda in 1998, first met his famous namesake when he was just a newborn.

President Clinton meets 14-year-old Master Bill Clinton Kaligani in Uganda. The pair first met each other when the latter was a newborn.

Bill Clinton had a moving reunion with his Ugandan "son" – also named Bill Clinton.

Master Bill Clinton Kaligani, who was so named after he was born on the same day that President Clinton arrived in Uganda in 1998, first met his famous namesake when he was just a newborn.

Last month the "Clintons" had a reunion in the Ugandan town of Entebbe. They met on the 42nd President's plane, according to the Daily Monitor, and were photographed together at Entebbe International Airport.

“[Clinton] was very happy to see the boy," Betty Namugosa, the teen's mom, told AllAfrica.com. "He asked him what he wants and the boy informed him he wants to become a doctor. He promised to look after his 'son' in every way."

President Clinton holds two-day-old Master Bill Clinton Kaligani in 1998.

The boy was initially not on the former President's schedule, and members of his family did not know the 65-year-old Clinton was visiting Uganda until the Daily Monitor informed them that he was coming two days before the visit.

The 14-year-old Clinton was flown from his hometown of Jinja to Entebbe with his mother as the Bill Clinton Foundation and African officials worked together to make the reunion happen. It was the first time that Master Bill Clinton Kaligani flew on a plane.

The former President was in Uganda to support an effort to "eliminate diarrheal deaths among Ugandan children," according to the Innovations For Poverty Action blog.

Through his foundation, Clinton has supported and set up various initiatives to support education, the provision of hearing aids and averting childhood deaths due to diarrhoea.

In April, his wife Hillary Clinton visited South Africa in her capacity as Secretary of State.

She met with foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the pair hosted a joint press conference where Mrs Clinton said that through the various American-sponsored relief programs, they have been able to save 'hundreds of thousands of lives' in the country.

Hillary's African visit: In April, Clinton's wife visited South Africa in her capacity as Secretary of State where she met foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

They also attended a business summit where economic incentives were analysed for possible ways to expand growth in the region.

In keeping with the friendly nature of the visit, Mrs Clinton paid a visit to former South African president Nelson Mandela.


Courtesy: dailymail