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Museveni apologises to kenya over muhoozi tweets

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

President Museveni has in a rare occurrence by a head of state apologized to Kenya for the embarrassment caused by tweets by the First Son, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba .

Gen Kainerugaba, in a series of controversial tweets Monday, said he would only need two weeks with his army to capture Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

In a statement released on Wednesday, President Museveni apologized for the inconvenience the tweets caused to Kenyans.

Museveni stated that 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.

According to the president, the only available legitimate forum is the Peer Review Mechanism of the African Union or confidential interactions among heads of state, East African Community and the African Union for a and not public comments like Muhoozi did.

He insisted that although Muhoozi is a “passionate Pan- Africanist”, social media was not the correct forum for discussing such matter, especially for a public officer.
Museveni said he has since conveyed all these views confidentially to President Ruto.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday washed its hands clean of Gen Muhoozi’s controversial tweets saying the Ugandan government doesn’t conduct its business through social media.