Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the commander of the land forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Force -UPDF and the son to Uganda’s president, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has revealed he’d need only 2 weeks to capture Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
In a series of tweets, he noted that Uhuru would have easily trounced current President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga during the August 9 General Election.
“My only problem with my beloved big brother is that he didn’t stand for a third term. We would have won easily,” Muhoozi said in a series of tweets.
Uhuru Kenyatta, who served for two terms was barred by the Kenyan constitution from contesting for a another term in the recent concluded elections.
But Muhoozi, 48, suggests Mr Kenyatta should have changed the constitution to remain in power.
“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!”
The general went ahead to make a controverisial statement that has sicnce gone viral claiming he’d capture nairobi in 2 weeks with his army.
“It wouldn’t take us, my army and me, 2 weeks to capture Nairobi,” he tweeted.
He added: “I’m happy that members of our district in Kenya, have responded enthusiastically to my tweet. It’s still 2 weeks to Nairobi! After our army captures Nairobi, where should I live? Westlands? Riverside?”
Until now, its unclear whether he was the one beind his official account and no official communication from the ugandan government.
This has sparked a debate on social media with many questioning his tweets both from Ugandans and Kenyans.
Uganda’s former presidential candidate, Dr. Kiiza Besigye wrote, ‘Comdr of Ug’s Military (Land Forces) says Constitution & Rule of Law is a joke!
No doubt kidnap & torture of Ugandans takes place publicly with impunity!
Parliament, expectedly, can only lament; Gen Muhoozi is clearly above the Military & State laws!
CNN International Correspondent, Larry Madowo wrote
Other netizens joked:
Museveni appointed Muhoozi the commander of land forces in the army in June 2021.