Nairobi News

ChillaxGeneralMust ReadNewsWhat's Hot

Kizza Besigye reacts to President Museveni’s son campaign trail

Ugandan politician Kiiza Besigye has decried what he says is the variation in democracy and governance standards in East Africa.

In response to a tweet shared by Nairobi News, the veteran politician also insisted that Ugandans have to be liberated from President Yoweri Museveni’s regime, which he’s consisted described as dictatorial.

Besigye, who has severally been arrested and tortured by Ugandan authorities, did not clarify how the democracy standards vary within the seven East African community member countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The 66-year-old who has vied for the presidency on four occasions but lost to Museveni in all of them also stopped short of sharing the supposed liberation road map for Ugandans.

The tweet by Nairobi News highlighted President Yoweri Museveni’s son Muhoozi Kainerugaba on the political campaign trail surrounded by armored military vehicles in Eastern Uganda.

Muhoozi has repeatedly shared his plans to vie for the presidency in the August 2022 polls ‘as per the wishes of her mother.’

Muhoozi, who is a General in the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has also clarified that he will vie for the presidency if his dad allows him to.

Besides declaring his presidential bid, Muhoozi, 47, has also attracted controversy in recent times by declaring on two separate occasions that he will commandeer the UPDF to capture Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

The comments precipitated a diplomatic tiff between the two countries and forced President Museveni to pen an apology before Muhoozi dismissed the outbursts as a ‘joke’.

Meanwhile, Uganda vice-president Jessica Alupo has led a number of Museveni loyalists in declaring that the Head of State will seek to extend his four-decade tenancy at State House by contesting for a seventh-five year in the 2026 presidential elections.

His sentiments attracted varied reactions by Ugandans on Twitter.

Also read: CS Ababu Namwamba’s Bill to protect Kenyan creatives

Dreaded cop Rashid Ahmed ordered by court to surrender

Makau Mutua: Sh500 Hustler Fund can’t even get you a haircut