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‘Joker’ Muhoozi now deletes wild tweets of capturing Nairobi within a week

By Wangu Kanuri January 21st, 2023 2 min read

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni’s son Muhoozi Kainerugaba has deleted the wild tweets in which he claimed it would only take the Ugandan army one week to capture Nairobi.

Gen Muhoozi had bragged about how Uganda’s military might instills fear on some Kenyans. His tweets sparked angry reactions from Kenyans on Twitter and some political leaders.

At the same time, Gen Muhoozi had asked Kenyan authorities not to arrest him in his next visit to the country.

Also read: Muhoozi now trashes ‘weak’ Kenyan military

“I will capture Nairobi for sure! That is my hometown. If any Kenyan tries to prevent me. He’ll be soup! We will drink him for dinner. My father can sack me again if he wants,” he tweeted.

However, a check on his Twitter account shows that all the controversial tweets he posted January 20 have been erased.

Muhoozi had a similar Twitter meltdown last year which caused a diplomatic tiff between the two countries.

Around the same time, he chided his ‘big brother’ retired President Uhuru Kenyatta for not seeking a third term in office.

Also read: Muhoozi: President Ruto knew I was just ‘joking’ about capturing Nairobi

President Museveni was forced to apologise to Kenyans on behalf of his son, before promoting him to the rank of General, the highest title in the army but without any job description.

A day prior to his latest tweets, Muhoozi’s spokesperson, Andrew Mwenda, had said the General was merely joking when he threatened to capture Nairobi last year.

“What depresses me is how people are incapable of seeing a joke when it is a joke. Does anybody in their right mindset think that Muhoozi is planning to invade Kenya? He was joking and people took the joke and made it as if he was serious,” Mwenda said, adding that any leader who does not make a joke is stale.

Also read: Muhoozi: I’m waiting for my father’s permission to contest for the presidency.