By Spy Uganda
Kampala: From the beggining of this year, Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Uganda’s first son has been preaching negatively against the “Muhoozi Project” which many political pundits have seen as a deal behind his preparations to take over leadership from his father as the President of Uganda.
In his previous tweets, Kainerugaba revealed that “evil people” coined the so-called “Muhoozi Project to try and destroy us”, before adding, “but trust my generation to convert every curse into a blessing!”
Gen. Kainerugaba who serves as a senior presidential advisor under his father, in today’s tweet he has noted that some people thought they could intimidate him by coining a so-called ‘Muhoozi Project’ before finding out that they are an army of millions and nothing scares them.
Some people thought they could intimidate us by coining a so called 'Muhoozi Project'. They found out that we are an army of millions and nothing scares us! God bless Uganda! pic.twitter.com/amoxl5hT0z
— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) October 29, 2020
It should be remembered that in 2013, renegade Gen. David Tinyefuza alias Sejusa fled to the UK after authoring a letter alleging that Mr Museveni planned to hand power to Gen. Kainerugaba.
The letter to President Museveni, written through the Internal Security Organisation (ISO)— demanded an investigation into reports that there were plans to assassinate top army officers perceived to be opposed to the so-called “Muhoozi Project.”
Sejusa would, later on, flee to the United Kingdom after being pursued by the government. Also, media houses that published Sejusa’s dossier on the ‘Muhoozi Project’ including Red Pepper and Daily Monitor were temporarily closed by the government for some weeks after being declared scenes of crime.
Muhoozi denied allegations that his rise and key placement in the military command is a ploy to sidestep the law and have him replace his father as president.
Since then, there has been a sustained online campaign, facilitated by events promoter Balaam Baharugare of selling the Muhoozi brand. Several female models dressed in yellow and red t-shirts with inscriptions of ‘General Kainerugaba Muhoozi is my role model…What about you?’ have been taking pictures and posting them online.
Muhoozi has also lately been weighing in on current affairs in the country, sometimes even sending warning shots to the perceived enemies of Uganda.
“I can assure whoever even thinks of messing with Uganda will get a very bad day. Long live UPDF! Long live Ugandan Special Forces!” he tweeted on October 14, 2019, including attaching pictures of seven army commandos brandishing guns.
It should also be noted that Kainerugaba’s father President Museveni has been in power since 1986 to date and as we report is among the contestants for the 2021 presidentail elections.