President Museveni has this afternoon apologized to Kenyan neighbors over his son Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s Monday evening Tweet outbursts.
In the tweet outbursts, Gen. Kainerugaba posted that he can capture Nairobi, Kenya’s Capital in two weeks.
This angered Kenyans and a section of Ugandans who burst.
A Kenyan Senator asked his Ministry of Foreign Affairs to summon Amb Hassan Galiwango, Uganda’s High Commissioner to Kenya to explain the tweets.
The foreign affairs ministry of Uganda later released a statement distancing itself from the General’s tweets.
Museveni in part of the response yesterday dropped Gen. Muhoozi as the Commander of the Land Forces and later promoted him to the full rank of General.
In a subsequent statement today, Museveni asked Uganda’s Kenyan brothers and sisters to forgive us for tweets sent by General Muhoozi.
“It is not correct for Public officers, be they civilian or military, to comment or interfere in any way, in the internal affairs of brother countries,” he said
“The only available legitimate forum is the Peer Review Mechanism of the African Union or confidential interactions among us or EAC and AU for not public comments,” he added
Museveni also explained why he promoted his rowdy son to a full General after these outrageous comments.
“This is because this mistake is one aspect where he has acted negatively as a Public officer,” he said adding,
“There are, however, many other positive contributions the General has made and can still make. This is a time-tested formula – discourage the negative and encourage the positive. Very sorry, ndugu zetu Wakenya,”
He also apologized to Ugandans who could have been annoyed by one of their officials meddling in the affairs of brother Kenya.
“I know for a fact that General Muhoozi is a passionate Pan Africanist. However, the correct method for Pan Africanists is confidential interactions or using the available fora (EAC and AU), especially if you are a Public officer,” he said concluding,
“I have conveyed all those views confidentially to H.E. Ruto, the President of Kenya.”