The former commander of the land forces, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba could face treason once found guilty after an advocate filed a case at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi on Friday, October 21.
In the petition, Kenyan lawyer Apollo Mboya challenged the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Amin Mohamed to furnish the court with an investigation report against Muhoozi.
He further accused the Acting Inspector General of Police, Noor Gabow, DCI Amin and Director of Public Prosecution, Noordin Haji, of overlooking the impacts of Muhoozi’s statements, especially his threat to capture Nairobi in less than two weeks.
“That Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the 3rd Respondent who is a Senior Military Officer in the neighbouring country of Uganda has committed treasonable offences of threatening national security, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Kenya after expressing his intention to launch a military invasion to capture Nairobi, the capital city of the Republic of Kenya within two (2) weeks,” said the petition.
Mboya pointed out that Yoweri Museveni promoted his son to full general a few days after Muhoozi making the remarks.
“The Head of State of the Republic of Uganda who is also the Commander of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF), has rewarded Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba by promoting him to a full General of the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Force (UPDF) following his threats to invade Kenya thereby conferring additional capabilities to General Muhoozi Kainerugaba,” adds the lawyer.
He referenced his arguments to Section 43 of the Penal Code which states that;
“Any person who, not owing allegiance to the Republic, in Kenya or elsewhere, commits any act or combination of acts which, if it were committed by a person who owed such allegiance, would amount to the offence of treason under section 40, is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for life.”
Mboya thus asked the Milimani Law Court court to certify his application as urgent to allow Muhoozi to be charged.
Muhoozi has since replied Mboya pointing out that, “Haha! Maybe I should arrest the ones who are charging me with treason?”