Politics

MUSEVENI APOLOGIZES TO KENYA

By UG Reports

KAMPALA: Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni apologised to Kenyans after his son General Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s remarks caused tension and uproar.

In a statement dated Wednesday, October 5, Museveni indicated that it was wrong for his son to comment on the elections in Kenya, by opining that former President Uhuru Kenyatta should have contested for the third term.

“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,” he stated.

“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,” he added.

Why Promote Him as General

General Muhoozi Kainerugaba was dropped from his commander post and promoted to full general.

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In his place, the military-appointed Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga, who previously served as commander of Operation Shujaa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

This is because this mistake is one aspect where he has acted negatively as a Public officer. There are, however, many other positive contributions the General has made and can still make.

This is a time-tested formula –discourage the negative and encourage the positive.

“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.
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