Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Commander –in-Chief has sacked his twitter-happy son lt. Muhoozi Kainerugaba from the position of Commander Land Forces and replaced him with Operation Shujaa commander, Maj. Gen. Kayanja Muhanga.
In the two major changes which were ironically leaked on twitter by Muhoozi himself, Museveni who is also President of the republic of Uganda promoted his son to full General and also promoted Muhanga to Lt. General.
Muhoozi’s knifing follows his now infamous controversial tweets which he made about Kenyan politics; most prominently castigating former President Uhuru Kenyatta for not going against the Kenyan constitution to seek a third term in office and also saying that his army can overrun Nairobi within less than two weeks, allowing him to either base at Westlands or Riverside.
The tweets elicited fury from Kenyan authorities and citizens, with speaker of the Kenya national assembly Moses Wateng’ula saying they “undermine the spirit of unity of the EAC”. Kenyan citizens equally ganged up against Muhoozi calling his tweets careless and nonsensical, among others.
As expected, Muhoozi later revealed, his father summoned him and expressed his displeasure at his reckless tweets. It is during this dress-down that he revealed to his son plans to replace him.
“Had a good discussion with my great father this morning. Apparently, my tweets scared Kenyans too much? He will announce the changes. There is a special prayer shall make for our army” Muhoozi tweeted Tuesday.
But later on, Muhoozi tweeted what seemed to be a spate of make-good tweets, this time alluding to the unity of East Africa. In one particular tweet, he retracted his statement on attacking Kenya, saying,
“I would never beat up the Kenyan army because my father told me never to attempt it! So our people in Kenya should relax!”
And as if to admit having felt the heat of the Kenyan insults, he said “KOT, I forgive you all for the insults you have hurled against me. Please let’s work together to make east Africa great!”
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However, in another tweet which borders on controversy, Muhoozi went on to reveal his father’s presidential ambitions for the EAC.
After we create our east African federation, President Museveni will be president, Afande Ruto will be vice president, my brother Uhuru will be foreign affairs minister. I just want to be the first CDF of the EAC.” And although Muhoozi didn’t include any Tanzanian or other east African country dignitary in the mini-cabinet, he tagged a picture of the original map of east African on his tweet.