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Museveni son: My army needs two weeks to topple Nairobi

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s son Muhoozi Kainerugaba is on a Twitter meltdown.

On Monday, Kainerugaba who serves as the Commander of Land Forces in the Uganda People Defence Forces, (UPDF) issued a series of controversial tweets about Kenya, Uganda’s neighbour to the East.

He started off by blaming former president Uhuru Kenyatta, whom he refers to as his ‘big brother’, for not contesting for a third term in the August 2022 polls, adding the retired president could have easily won the election.


Former president Kenyatta (now retired) was barred by the constitution from contesting for a third term.

But Muhoozi, 48, suggests retired president Kenyatta, who handed over power to President William Ruto on September 13, 2022, should have changed the constitution to remain in power.

“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!”

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

Incidentally, President Museveni, 78, has twice benefitted from a change of the constitution to rule Uganda for close to four decades.

This includes the move to remove the term and age limits from the constitution.

Muhoozi has also belittled opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, saying he will never rule Uganda.

“Kabobi should know that we will never allow him to be President of this country!” wrote Muhoozi.


The controversial Muhoozi has emerged favourite to succeed his father, 78, if and when he chooses to retire.

Bobi Wine contested against Museveni in 2021 and emerged second.

He challenged the results at the Supreme Court but later withdrew the case and has remained a strong critic of the President, who shot his way into State House in 1986.

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