By Spy Uganda
Kampala: First son Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has officially been decorated as a four-star General by his uncle who also doubles as the Presidential Adviser on Military Matters as well as the National Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation, Gen. Salim Saleh.
The ceremony that saw the Twitter General become a four-star general of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) took place at Bombo Military Barracks on Monday morning.
At the same ceremony, Gen. Muhoozi who was in the company of his wife Charlotte Muhoozi officially handed over office to the newly appointed UPDF commander of land forces Lt. Gen. Kayanja Muhanga.
Gen. Muhoozi was promoted last week by his father who is also the Commander in Chief, President Museveni following a series of tweets in which Gen. Muhoozi threatened to capture Kenya’s capital Nairobi in two weeks.
“It would take us, my army and me two weeks to capture Nairobi. After we capture Nairobi, where should I live? Westlands? Riverside?, I am happy that members of our district in Kenya have responded enthusiastically to my tweet. It’s still two weeks to Nairobi,” Muhoozi said in a Tweet.
“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!” he added.
The General’s comments on the Blue App became a centre of debate with some analysts saying they would cause diplomatic issues between the two east African countries and later compelled his father (Museveni) to write a statement apologizing to the President of Kenya William Ruto and Kenyans at large.
”I ask our Kenyan brothers and sisters to forgive us for tweets sent by General Muhoozi, former Commander of Land Forces here, regarding the election matters in that great country. It is not correct for public officers, be they civilian or military, to comment or interfere in any way, in the internal affairs of brother countries,” Museveni said in his apology to Kenya.
“Very sorry, ndugu zetu Wakenya. Also sorry to the Ugandans who could have been annoyed by one of their officials meddling in the affairs of brother Kenya,” he added.