Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s son Muhoozi Kainerubaga went on a Twitter meltdown on Monday threatening that he would only need two weeks to capture Nairobi with his army. Muhoozi, a high-ranking General, who serves as the commander of the land forces of the Uganda People Defense Forces (UPDF) posted a series of controversial tweets about Kenya, Uganda’s neighbour to the East.
The series of controversial tweets commenced with Muhoozi claiming that he had held talks with former president Uhuru Kenyatta who was going to visit Uganda soon. “Just spoke to my big brother, Afande Uhuru. An incredible man! I love him for his courage, honesty and intelligence! He will visit Uganda soon.” He tweeted. The Ugandan general went ahead and blamed the former president for retiring; arguing that if he had contested for a third term during the concluded August 9th polls, he would have won.
“My only problem with my beloved big brother is that he didn’t stand for a third term. We would have won easily!” He said. That tweet was followed by a series of unprovoked tweets that later turned into a diplomatic tiff between the General and Kenyans on Twitter.
Mr Muhoozi went ahead and mocked the Kenyan constitution. “Haha! 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!” he tweeted. Not done, Muhoozi sensationally claimed on the same platform he needs a fortnight to topple President Ruto’s government. “It wouldn’t take us, my army and me, 2 weeks to capture Nairobi,” he tweeted. Kenyans went after him in the comment section mocking his claims of wanting to capture Nairobi.
“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? Westland’s? Riverside?” Muhoozi tweeted. It is however not clear whether or not Museveni’s son was indeed in charge of his Twitter account at the time.