Former U.S. President Bill Clinton met with the teenager after holding him like a baby in 1998. Clinton is visiting Uganda to show support for initiatives in education, hearing aids, and averting childhood deaths. The boy was named after Clinton because he was born in the same month as the then-president first arrived in Uganda.
Named afterformer U.S. President Bill Clinton, a Ugandan boy who was held by the politician as a baby has met him again, 14 years on While he was president, Clinton visited a village in Uganda in 1998 to meet the baby boy named after him because he was born in the same month that the president first arrived in Uganda.
Now a teenager, the Ugandan boy, whose full name is Master Bill Clinton Kaligani, was delighted to meet the former president again last Friday.
His mother Betty Namugosa said: ‘(Clinton) was very happy to see the boy. 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.’
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 diarrhea.
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.
They also attended a business summit where economic incentives were analyzed 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. Follow AfricanLimelight.com for the latest in entertainment news, celebrity gossip, pictures, and more on Twitter @africanlimeligh and on Facebook.