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Museveni’s son blasts dad: I am an adult, no one will ban me from anything

Just a day after Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said that his outspoken son would stay off Twitter, he has come back to deny that he will be off the platform.

President Museveni had said that his powerful general Muhoozi Kainerugaba, would stay off Twitter regarding affairs of state after a social media tirade that included a threat to invade Kenya.

On Tuesday night, the general wondered why a Kenyan journalist had asked his father to ban him from Twitter, saying that he was an adult and no one could ban him from anything.

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“I hear some journalists from Kenya asked my father to ban me from Twitter? Is that some kind of joke?? I am an adult and NO ONE will ban me from anything!”

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The 48-year-old general has often caused controversy with his comments on Twitter, but his remarkably undiplomatic outburst earlier this month caused Museveni to step in.

“He will leave Twitter. We have this discussion. Twitter is not a problem. The problem is what you are tweeting about,” Museveni said in an interview with a local television station.

Nevertheless, Muhoozi said he would still be able to take to social media as long as he restricts himself to comments about sports, for example.

“Talking about other countries and partisan politics of Uganda is something he should not do and he will not do it,” Museveni added.

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The president had apologised to Kenya in early October after Muhoozi, among other remarks, suggested taking his troops to capture Nairobi.

He also chided Kenya’s former leader Uhuru Kenyatta for not attempting an unconstitutional third bid at the presidency in the August poll, in what was seen as a slight against the newly elected President William Ruto.

Last week, the first son sought forgiveness for his remarks from Ruto, whose swearing-in ceremony was attended by Museveni.

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