The changes come moments after a series of tweets in which Kainerugaba announced that he was on a mission to raze colonial borders and capture Nairobi, within two weeks. The tweets which covered feeds since last evening sparked an online rage between Ugandans and Kenyan
President Yoweri Museveni has dropped his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba as the Commander of Land Forces. He also promoted him to General, the highest rank in the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces.
Muhoozi will be replaced by Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga, the current commander of Operation Shujaa who has since been promoted to Lt General, according to two separate sources who spoke to Uganda Radio Network.
The changes come moments after a series of tweets in which Kainerugaba announced through his official handle @mkainerugaba that he was on a mission to raze colonial borders and capture Nairobi, within two weeks. The tweets which covered feeds since last evening sparked an online rage between Ugandans and Kenyans.
…I love my Kenyan relatives. Constitution? Rule of law? You must be joking! For us there is only the Revolution and you will soon learn about it!
Early this afternoon, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement reaffirming that Uganda treasures the existing strong bilateral relations between Uganda and Kenya based on the shared history between the two countries, common values, Mutual respect, trust and the desire to build a unified East African Community.
The Ministry added that the Government of Uganda does not conduct its foreign policy and other official business through Social Media nor depend on social media sources in dealing with other sovereign governments.
While the discussion ensued, Muhoozi Tweeted that he had held a discussion with his father Yoweri Museveni and informed him that the younger East Africans have decided to make East Africa one nation. He however added that they had agreed on some changes, which would be announced later in the day.
“…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 I shall make for our army,” Muhoozi said.
He added that during the discussion, he told his father that the younger East Africans have decided that they will be one nation and no amount of threats will stop them from that goal.
Muhoozi has since edited his Twitter handle and removed the position of Commander Land forces. He has now replaced it with Senior Presidential Advisor/Special Operations.
Details coming up.