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Museveni’s son threatens Ukraine’s capital city weeks after ‘capturing’ Nairobi tweet

By Winnie Mabel December 13th, 2022 2 min read

General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Uganda’s long-serving President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, once again took to social media to threaten the capital city of another country.

In his December 13, 2022, post on Twitter, General Kainerugaba once again claimed that it would take him two weeks to capture Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine, the latest war-torn country in the world.

“If I was Vladimir Putin, I would have captured that small trading centre, Kiev, in two weeks!” said General Kainerugaba.

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The General’s sentiments came in the wake of the ongoing war in Ukraine that began in February 2022 when President Vladimir Putin and his Russian forces invaded the country.

President Putin intended to conquer Ukraine and replace its government but the latter country has been fighting back with massive support from Western and some European countries.

Prior to its independence, parts of Ukraine had been under Russian rule and for some years following its independence, Russia continued to hold onto parts of Ukraine claiming it was its territory.

This was among some of the reasons for the war breaking out in 2022 despite there being hostile relations between the two countries since 2014.

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Ugandans were quick to react to General Muhoozi’s sentiments as seen below:

“Okay. So Kiev which is 4 times larger than Kampala is a small trading center. What word should we use to describe our Kampala?” asked Dan Wandrea Ogalo.

“But you’re not, so focus on capturing a sober mind,” added Horace 256.

“Sir, can we first concentrate on capturing Kony?” said Chriz Hogwang.

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In October 2022, General Muhoozi Kainerugaba also caused diplomatic tensions when he also went on social media and threatened to capture Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, within two weeks.

General Muhoozi further asked where he should reside in Kenya once he captured Nairobi, called Kenya a district in Uganda and said Uganda and Kenya would soon be one country, “any war against us will end quickly!”

Following his threats, the political hostility between the two countries, and a war of words between Kenyans and Ugandans on social media, General Muhoozi was fired by his father from the Lieutenant position and promoted to General.

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He also apologized for his sentiments, wondering why Kenyans could not take a joke.

His apology came after lawsuits were threatened against him and his father’s political detractors claimed that Muhoozi was walking in the path of the late Idi Amin.

Amin is a former Ugandan president, who threatened to take over parts of Western and Southern Kenya and annex them to Uganda.

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