Ugandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been forced to step in and clarify issues following a twitter storm pitting President Museveni’s son after he claimed it would take him only two weeks to capture Nairobi
BY HARRIET MUGO
Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stepped in to calm tension brought about by a Twitter war between Presisent Museveni’s son Gen Muhoozi and Kenyan after a boisterous tweet that it would take him and his army under two weeks to capture Nairobi.
Even though Muhoozi appeared to mellow down saying his dad had told him never to attack Kenya – the storm caused by his tweets did not abate.
And coming from such a high ranking military general and a son of the President, the threats were not taken lightly considering that form Ugandan leader Idi Amin Dada had claimed that Ugandan territory was up to Naivasha and threatened war.
Earlier in the say the Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua met the Ugandan High Commissioner to Kenya where they “discussed interesting issue.”
Muhoozi’s first tweeted that he had held talks with former President Uhuru Kenyatta and that the former Kenyan leader was going to visit Uganda soon.
After a short while, he lamented Uhuru’s departure from power, tweeting,” My only problem with my beloved big brother is that he didn’t stand for a third term. We would have won easily!”
That tweet was later followed by a storm of unprovoked tweets that saw the prominent son of one of Africa’s longest serving rulers, mock Kenyans’ strict observance of the rule of law and obedience to the Constitution.
“Haha! I love my Kenyan relatives. Constitution? Rule of law? You must be joking! For us there is only the Revolution and you will soon learn about it!” he tweeted.
The tweet attracted anger and dismay from most of his Kenyan followers as they flocked to the comment section to attack him for his coments.
A few moments later, he tweeted,” It wouldn’t take us, my army and me, 2 weeks to capture Nairobi” further confusing many and shattering Twitter.
Muhoozi went a little deeper, shockingly referring to Kenya as ‘our district’ and claiming that, in two weeks, he will have captured Nairobi
This led to many unanswered questions as to why he had to say those shocking sentiment to Kenya and it’s citizens.
However, the ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uganda has clarified that the government of Uganda does not conduct it’s foreign policy and other official businesses through social media nor does it depend on social media sources in dealing with other sovereing governments .
The ministry further wished to emphasize that the government and people of Uganda treasure the existing strong relationship between the people and the government of kenya based on their shared history common values ,mutual respect ,trust and the desire to build a unified East African Community.
It has therefore wished to reiterate it’s cordial relationship with the repulic of Kenya and assure it’s people of their harmonious relationship.