Muhuji Kenerugaba, 48, is outspoken on social media, typically sparring with the opposition and talking out on overseas coverage.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has apologized to Kenya after his son, a normal, tweeted a menace to invade the neighboring nation and seize its capital in two weeks.
“I ask my Kenyan brothers and sisters to forgive us for the tweet despatched by Normal Muhuji,” Museveni stated in a press release on Wednesday. He stated that public officers shouldn’t intervene within the affairs of different international locations.
“I do know for a indisputable fact that Normal Muhuji is a passionate Pan-Africanist,” the president stated. “Nonetheless, the right strategy for Pan-Africanists is to make use of confidential conversations or out there [forums],
48-year-old Muhuji Kenerugaba is outspoken on social media, typically sparring with opposition figures and venturing into politics. He later stated that he made the remarks about Kenya jokingly.
Ugandan opposition and analysts have lengthy believed that 78-year-old Museveni, who has dominated the nation since 1986, is making ready his son to take over when he retires.
The final was instrumental in restoring relations between Uganda and neighboring Rwanda. this yr After almost two years of dispute between his father and President Paul Kagame.
Kanerugaba was faraway from his submit as commander of land forces on Tuesday after sending a flurry of tweets suggesting Uganda and Kenya ought to go away their colonial borders and unite.
“It won’t take us, my military and me, 2 weeks to seize Nairobi,” he wrote.
On the similar time, Kennerugaba was promoted to the rank of four-star normal to encourage him for his optimistic contributions, Museveni stated, including that he had spoken to his Kenyan counterpart William Ruto concerning the matter.
This week, Kenerugaba’s social media posts sparked an offended response from Kenyans and prompted the Ugandan Ministry of Overseas Affairs to concern a press release calling on Nairobi to ignore his feedback.