General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has been threatening in tweets that he will use ‘his army’ to capture Nairobi in two weeks in what brought mixed reactions among Ugandans and Kenyans, threatening regional peace and Stability.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has officially come out to apologize on behalf of his son to Kenyans and Ugandans who were also annoyed by the tweets of his Son Muhoozi Kainerugaba and assuring that Uganda respects the sovereignty of Kenya and does not wish to meddle in its internal affairs.
Museveni published a statement that contains his apologies where he spent the most part of it explaining how Uganda recognizes Kenya’s recent elections and congratulates Kenya’s recently sworn in President H.E William Ruto.
“Dear Ugandans, the brotherly people of Kenya, and all East Africans. I greet all of you. I ask our Kenyan brothers and sisters to forgive us for the tweets sent by General Muhoozi.” Museveni opened his statement.
Muhoozi’s tweets about Kenya came amidst a rain of other tweets that included among others undermining Uganda’s democracy by saying that they cannot allow Bobi Wine to become a president of Uganda, proposing to marry Italy’s Incoming Prime Minister and many others.
“Kabobi [Bobi Wine] should know that we will never allow him to be President of this country!” Muhoozi tweeted on Sunday at dawn.
In some of his tweets towards Kenya, Muhoozi expressed deep admiration for former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta asking him why he did not defy the constitution of Kenya and stand for the 3rd term. He further said that he’s a revolutionary and doesn’t mind about democracy and rule of law before saying that he can capture Nairobi in just two weeks.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already published a statement distancing themselves from Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s tweets saying that Uganda commits to sustaining brotherly relations with her neighbor Kenya.
In Museveni’s statement he said that it is not right for any officer be civil or military to try to undermine or medal in another country’s internal affairs and on behalf of his son, he apologized to Kenyans.
“I ask our Kenyan brothers and sisters to forgive us for tweets sent by General Muhoozi, former Commander of Land Forces here, regarding the election matters in that great country. It is not correct for Public officers, be they civilian or military, to comment or interfere in any way, in the internal affairs of brother countries. The only available legitimate forum is the Peer Review Mechanism of the African Union or confidential interactions among us or EAC and AU fora –not public comments” the statement further said.
In response to the tweets, President Museveni sacked his son Muhoozi as a commander of Land Forces replacing him with Lt General Elly Kayanja Muhanga. He however went on to promote his son from the rank of Lieutenant General to full General which he [Museveni] said was done in appreciation of Muhoozi’s great deeds.
“There are…. many other positive contributions the General has made and can still make.” Commented Museveni on the appointment.
General Muhoozi Kainerugaba hasn’t shown any remorse for the tweets he made with additional tweets made hours after he talked to his dad showing him looking forward to taking his wife on a tour in Nairobi after capturing it.