The Spokesperson of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Brigadier Felix Kulaigye has revealed how the first son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba is free to go ahead with his tweets.
Muhoozi has over the past unleashed comments deemed reckless, controversial and dangerous according to his rank.
These tweets escalated a few days ago when he revealed that it could take him just 2 weeks and his army to conquer Nairobi if he wanted to.
These tweets earned him criticism from some sections of the public of the two countries.
A number of dignified officials from the two countries wondered what prompted Muhoozi to make such tweets and demanded for a statement.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs consequently released a statement distancing Muhoozi’s tweets from representing Uganda before adding how they treasure the relationship shared between the two countries.
Kulaigye has now added that the tweets from Muhoozi are personal amd his own doing.
The UPDF spokesperson said that Muhoozi would only have been held accountable had he tweeted as the Commander of the Land Forces.
Further, Kulaigye added that Generals have press freedom and therefore Muhoozi’s tweets have no threat towards Uganda and Kenya’s cordial relationship.
“Generals are free to talk to the press. Tweets are personal until someone says am tweeting as the Commander Land Forces. I don’t see any problem with tweeting unless it jeopardises national unity and security.”
“I haven’t seen Gen. Muhoozi tweeting as the Commander of land forces, so I can’t hold it against him.”
Muhoozi meanwhile was yesterday promoted to the rank of a full General.
Many think that this is a plot in order to retire him from the army and have him run for president in 2026.