Uganda Leader’s Son Apologises Over Kenya Tirade

Written by on October 14, 2022

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s outspoken son has apologised over a social media tirade that included a threat to invade neighbouring Kenya.

The remarks posted on Twitter this month by Museveni’s 48-year-old son, General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, caused outrage in Kenya and angry calls for a formal explanation from Uganda.

Among other remarks, Kainerugaba suggested taking his troops to capture Nairobi and chided Kenya’s former leader Uhuru Kenyatta for not attempting an unconstitutional third bid at the presidency in the August election.

It is not the first time Kainerugaba’s comments on sensitive foreign policy matters have caused diplomatic headaches for Uganda, and Museveni himself issued a statement last week seeking Kenya’s forgiveness.

Museveni, who had attended Ruto’s swearing in ceremony last month, rebuked his son for “meddling in the affairs” of Kenya and speaking publicly about political matters, something he is barred from doing as a high-ranking military official.


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