Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, erupted on Twitter on Monday, declaring that he would need just two weeks to take Nairobi with his army.
Muhoozi, the commander of the UPDF’s land troops, sent out a string of contentious tweets against Kenya, Uganda’s neighbor to the east, which might escalate into an embarrassing diplomatic spat for the neighboring nation.
He began by blaming his “big brother,” retired President Uhuru Kenyatta, who he refers to as, for not running for re-election in the August 2022 elections. He added that the retired president could have easily won the election.
My big brother’s failure to run for a third term is his lone failing. We would have won with ease,” he tweeted.
The Kenyan constitution prohibited former president Kenyatta from running for a third term.
However, 48-year-old Muhoozi contends that Mr. Kenyatta should have altered the constitution in order to hold onto power rather than ceding it to President William Ruto on September 13, 2022.
“Haha! My kin in Kenya are wonderful. Constitution? legal system? You have to be kidding! There is just the Revolution for us (Uganda), and you will learn about it shortly!
On the same stage, Muhoozi made the astonishing allegation that he is still working to overthrow the president.
He wrote, “My army and I wouldn’t need two weeks to take Nairobi.”
“I’m pleased that members of our district in Kenya have positively replied to my tweet,” he continued. Nairobi is still two weeks away! Where should I reside once our army has seized Nairobi? Westlands? Riverside.
Whether or not he was in command of his Twitter account was not immediately evident.
Intriguingly, President Museveni, 78, has ruled Uganda for nearly 40 years thanks to two constitutional amendments.
This includes the proposal to change the constitution to eliminate term and age restrictions.
Muhoozi has also criticized Bobi Wine, the head of the opposition, and claimed that he will never be able to take power in Uganda.
“Kabobi need to understand that we would never permit him to be President of this nation!” Muhoozi authored.
If and when his father decides to retire, the contentious Muhoozi has become a favorite.
In the 2021 contest, Bobi Wine finished second to Museveni.
He appealed the decision to the Supreme Court but eventually abandoned his claim.