President Museveni apologizes to Kenya after son’s controversial tweets.
Uganda President Museveni Apologizes to Kenya. This comes after his son, who was the commander of Uganda people’s defence forces, threatened to capture Nairobi.
The message caused tension on social media as leaders summoned the president and the ministry of foreign affairs to intervene.
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On wednesday, October 5, Museveni acknowledged that what the son did, was wrong. He acted recklessly as a Public officer.
Museveni said,”Dear Ugandans, the brotherly people of Kenya, and all East Africans. I greet all of you. I ask our Kenyan brothers and sisters to forgive us for the 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,”Museveni added.
The president went ahead to state that he has spoken to the president of Kenya, Willim Ruto regarding the issue.
“Very sorry, ndugu zetu Wakenya. Also sorry to the 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. I have conveyed all those views confidentially to H.E. Ruto, the President of Kenya,” Museveni explained.
Muhoozi was dropped from his commander post and appointed as general.
The military appointed appointed Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga, who previously served as commander of Operation Shujaa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).