First Son Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has demanded that the people in charge of running President Yoweri Museveni’s social media accounts be fired.
Muhoozi, the presidential advisor on special operations to his father, said:
“The people who are in charge of my father’s social media accounts should be fired! This kind of information is classified!”
His remark was made in response to information shared on Museveni’s official Twitter account about the UPDF’s destruction of Alliance for Democratic Forces (ADF) camps in DR Congo.
“Ugandans and fellow East Africans. This is to inform you that on Friday 4/11/2022, with the permission of the DRC Government, the Uganda Airforce, attacked and destroyed a big terrorist camp of ADF,” read Museveni’s tweet in part.
He adds, “The enemy, in desperation, has now fled beyond the limit of exploitation (the boundary of our operations). The ignorant terrorists do not know that within just minutes-not hours- we can reach with deadly fire, many areas, far beyond the line of the limit of exploitation.
Hence, on Friday, they got their deserved reward. Wherever they go, we shall reach them as long as the Congo Government allows us to operate with them. Congratulations to the UPDF and congratulations to the Government of DRC and the Army of Congo.”
Muhoozi was elevated to full general, the highest rank in the Ugandan army, last month after losing his position as commander of the land forces.
At the same time, reports from a few weeks ago claimed that Museveni had instructed Muhoozi to refrain from making political statements on social media.
Muhoozi, however, publicly declared that he cannot be forced to stop using social media.