Uganda’s general defiant on president Museveni’s Twitter ban

Muhoozi Kainerugaba [Photo: Conversation]

Uganda’s General Muhoozi Kainerugaba says he “will not be banned from anything”, a day after his father President Yoweri Museveni directed that he stops commenting on government affairs on Twitter.

On his twitter account Kainerugaba wrote, “I hear some journalist from Kenya asked my father to ban me from Twitter? Is that some kind of joke?? I am an adult and NO ONE will ban me from anything!”

President Museveni’s intervention followed General Kainerugaba’s controversial tweets where he threatened to invade Kenya, prompting a public apology and diplomatic meetings by the Ugandan government to reaffirm ties.

In his series of messages on Twitter on 3rd of October, the Ugandan president’s son also criticized former Kenyan head of state Uhuru Kenyatta for not running for re-election in August, even though the Constitution forbids him to serve more than two terms.

“He’s going to leave Twitter. We have had this discussion. Twitter is not a problem. The problem is what you tweet. Talking about other countries and Uganda’s politics is something he should not do and will not do,” said Museveni.

Museveni however said that Kainerugaba will still be able to express himself on social media, as long as he limits his comments to sports.

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