Museveni’s son Muhoozi: My Nairobi invasion post was a joke

Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Uganda’s Leader Yoweri Museveni, says on his Monday Twitter post on attacking Kenya’s capital Nairobi was a joke misjudged as Uganda’s efforts to breaching Kenya’s sovereignty.

Muhoozi, the leader of Ugandan armed force, started outrage online, when he said it won’t take him fourteen days to enter Kenya, capture Nairobi and make the city a piece of Uganda’s territory.

“It wouldn’t take us, my army and me, two weeks to capture Nairobi,” he said on Twitter, a post that attracted more than 6,000 retweets and 8,500 comments.

Muhoozi went on to suggest that he’d live in either Riverside or Westlands after invading Nairobi.

Soon after his tweets went up, Muhoozi’s name shot to summit on Twitter trends in both Kenya and Uganda.

After getting reaction, from Kenyans and Ugandans, Muhoozi said his tweets were misinterpreted, and that he was just joking on the micro-blogging site

“I would never beat up the Kenyan army because my father (President Yoweri Museveni) told me never to attempt it. So, our people in Kenya should relax,” he said in a Monday evening tweet.

The 48-year-old further reprimanded Kenya for observing law and order and democracy, saying if former president, Uhuru Kenyatta, was an Ugandan, he’d have run for a third term against the dictates of the Constitution.

“I love my Kenyan relatives. Constitution? Rule of law? You must be joking. For us (in Uganda) there is only the revolution and you will soon learn about it,” he said in a tweet that drew criticisms from former presidential candidates Kizza Besigye and Bobi Wine.

“Commander of Uganda’s military (the land forces) says the Constitution and rule of law is a joke. No doubt kidnap and torture of Ugandans takes place publicly with impunity. Parliament, expectedly, can only lament. General Muhoozi is clearly above the military and State laws,” said Kizza Besigye on Twitter.

Bobi Wine, on his part, said: “Dear Kenyans, you now understand what it means to live in Uganda under General Museveni and his son, whom he gifted the highest military rank and put him in charge of our land forces.”