After tweeting about conquering Kenya, Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, was elevated to Army General.
According to a statement from the Ugandan defense spokeswoman, Mr. Muhoozi would continue “with duties as senior presidential adviser for special operations” in addition to his new role.
Following Mr. Kainerugaba’s statement on Twitter about the military capabilities of the Ugandan armed forces, in which he said that he and the army could conquer Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, in less than two weeks, the promotion was made.
It wouldn't take us, my army and me, 2 weeks to capture Nairobi.
— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) October 3, 2022
Several opposition figures in Kenya and Uganda reacted angrily to the comment.
On Twitter, Mr. Kainerugaba boasted, “My army and I wouldn’t need more than two weeks to seize control of Nairobi.” “Union is ESSENTIAL! These arbitrary borders from colonial times are no longer acceptable to honorable men. These barriers must go if our generation has any males at all.
The foreign affairs ministry of Uganda distanced the country from Mr. Kainerugaba’s comments and promised “peaceful coexistence” with Kenya.
Giorgia Meloni, who is about to become Italy’s first female prime minister, would receive 100 cows, according to Mr. Kainerugaba.
“I would immediately give her 100 Nkore cows! For being real and bold,” the son of the president of Uganda Muhoozi wrote on Twitter.