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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Ignore Muhoozi’s Tweets, Museveni’s Government Tells Kenyans

Following first son Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s ‘Nairobi Capture’ posts on micro-blogging site Twitter, President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has told Kenyans to stop taking social media posts as serious foreign policy statements. 

So serious were the contents of tweets sent out by Lt Gen Kainerugaba that the country’s ministry’s of foreign affairs ministry issued a statement reiterating the good relations between Uganda and Kenya and assuring citizens in the latter nation that the former’s national army was not planning an invasion on Nairobi.

But in its statement, the Ugandan foreign affairs ministry ignored the name of Museveni’s son, Lt Gen Kainerugaba, who is the Commander of Land Forces and his father’s senior advisor on special operations.

The statement did not specifically talk of the tweets nor did it even mention Twitter but chose to generally address the issue of social media posts. It also hinted on the social media debate on the relations between Kenya and Uganda.

The statement rotated around the issue, seemingly fearing to mention the words ‘ignore the tweets with the contempt they deserve,’ perhaps because of how powerful the person who had made the posts is.

Kampala then waxed lyrical about how it valued its relationship with Nairobi and how this brotherliness was still strong.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda has noted the debate on social media in respect to the relationship between Uganda and our brotherly neighbour, the Republic of Kenya,” said Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement issued hours after the controversial tweets.

“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 neighbourliness, peaceful co-existence and cooperation.”

Uganda also made it clear that government does not convey her messages to other nations nor rely on social media sources for her foreign policy.

“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 statement further read.

“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.”

Muhoozi’s Monday tweets angered Kenyans, who ‘roasted’ him over his ‘Nairobi Capture’ posts. (Read Story Here).

It has also emerged that Museveni summoned and met his son Muhoozi this Tuesday, October 04 morning, and reportedly grilled him over his ‘Nairobi Capture’ tweets. (Read Story Here).

Meanwhile, Muhoozi has also made a shocking revelation about his plan to take over power from his father Museveni in 2026. (Read Story Here).

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