Museveni explains why he promoted son after Twitter meltdown
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has explained why he promoted his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba in the army despite his controversial tweets that led to a diplomatic row with Kenya.
In his apology message to Kenya, President Museveni said: “This is because this mistake is one aspect where he has acted negatively as a public officer. There are, however, many other positive contributions the General has made and can still make. This is a time-tested formula- discourage the negative and encourage the positive.”
Museveni,78, promoted Muhoozi to a General in the army despite dropping him as Chief of Land forces.
The changes come hours after Muhoozi sent out a couple of controversial tweets on his official handle.
He started off by expressing discontent to retired President Uhuru Kenyatta for not running for a third term in office despite being barred by the constitution.
Muhoozi also bullishly suggested he could topple President William Ruto’s government in two weeks.
This is not the first time Muhoozi has shared controversial messages on social media.
He once publicly supported Russia in the war with Ukraine when the world was eyeing a diplomatic solution while urging Africans to support Russia President Vladimir Putin saying Africa and Russia were ‘brothers’ and Russia helped Africa when they were oppressed by colonialists.
“Africa has a debt with Russia, China, Cuba, and other countries. As proud, honourable and great people we must pay our debts. That means we must stand with Russia now! And Africa fears nothing!”
President Putin does not have to threaten nuclear war. We hear him. An attack on Russia is an attack on Africa! pic.twitter.com/r2Xpe56V5Q
— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) September 24, 2022
He has also made controversial statements about Ethiopia and Egypt.