Uganda’s ministry of foreign affairs has repsonded to the Commander land forces and first son Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s tweets that antagonized a section of Kenyans online.
In an official letter seen by News 24/7, the ministry of Foreign affairs disowned Muhoozi’s tweets saying they do not conduct Foreign policy on social media
“The ministry of foreign affairs wishes to clarify that the government of the republic of Uganda does not conduct its foreign policy and other official business through social media nor does it depend on social media sources in dealing with other sovereign governments.” the ministry wrote
The first son on Monday tweeted that he would capture Nairobi in only two weeks something that spurred speculation over UGANDA’S relations with Kenya.
Muhoozi further said the boundaries between Uganda and Kenya were put up by the colonial government therefore calling for the borders to be removed entirely.
The ministry of Foreign affairs assured Kenya that Uganda still values the relationship between the two nations
“The ministry wishes to emphasize that the government and the people of the republic of Uganda treasure the existing strong bilateral relations between the people and the government of the republic of Kenya based on our shared history, common values, mutual respect, trust and the desire to build a unified East African community. To this end, the government of the republic of Uganda wishes to reiterate its commitment to good neighborliness, peaceful co-existence and cooperation.”
Muhoozi’s comments sparked speculation with many social media users from Uganda and Kenya joining in on the conversation.
Opposition politicians Dr Kizza Besigye of the FDC and Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert of the NUP castigated Muhoozi for his remarks that they called reckless.
The ministry said Uganda still enjoys a cordial relationship with Kenya.
“The government of the republic of Uganda, therefore wishes to reiterate its cordial relationship with the republic of Kenya and assure the people and the government of the republic of Kenya of our harmonious relationship that we value.”