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Kwani hamjui jokes? Uganda’s Agriculture minister defends Muhoozi’s tweets

Uganda’s Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Frank Tumwebaze, has said that President Yoweri Museveni’s controversial tweets were just a joke.

The minister also criticised the Nation Media Group-owned Daily Monitor for doing the story.

“Surely @DailyMonitor no need to give this a controversial tweak. It’s clear Gen @mkainerugaba was joking/”pulling a leg” of his friends and followers as simple as that.”

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Tumwebaze has been a staunch defender of the Museveni regime and is known to publicly speak the mind of the elite.

He was also known to criticise former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime especially when Kenya imposed a ban on poultry, maize and milk products in 2020.

Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s on Monday posted controversial tweets regarding Kenya.

He started by blaming retired President Uhuru Kenyatta for not contesting for a third term in the August 2022 polls saying he would have won easily.

Mr Kenyatta was barred by the Kenyan constitution from contesting for a third term but Muhoozi, 48, suggested that the former president would have changed the constitution to remain in power just as his father President Yoweri Museveni did.

“Haha! I love my Kenyan relatives. Constitution? Rule of law? You must be joking! For us (Uganda), there is only the Revolution and you will soon learn about it!”

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President Museveni altered the constitution twice extending his term limit and has since ruled for four decades.

Not done, Muhoozi sensationally claimed on the same platform he needs a fortnight to topple President Ruto’s government.

“It wouldn’t take us, my army and me, 2 weeks to capture Nairobi,” he tweeted.

Adding, “I’m happy that members of our district in Kenya, have responded enthusiastically to my tweet. It’s still 2 weeks to Nairobi! After our army captures Nairobi, where should I live? Westlands? Riverside?”

It was not immediately clear whether or not the leader of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces(UPDF) was in charge of his Twitter account.

Having garnered traction, Muhoozi attempted to apologize saying, “KOT, I forgive you all for the insults you have hurled against me. Please let’s work together to make East Africa great!

I would never beat up the Kenyan army because my father told me never to attempt it! So our people in Kenya should relax!”

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