A section of Ugandans have continued to react over President Museveni’s apology to Kenyans on behalf of his 48-year-old son, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who twitted provocative messages threatening to invade and capture the republic of Kenya.
Among the concerned citizens is the leader of the opposition Mathias Mpuuga, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, and Shadow Attorney General Wilfred Niwagaba who called for Gen Muhoozi's demotion and also have him court-martialled for allegedly violating army rules by spreading Twitter- threatening messages.
The three thought it imprudent that the first son did not apologize for his actions, and that his father, President Museveni did.
They blamed the President for his speedy apology and promotion of the former Commander of Land Forces to a full General instead of having him face the consequences of his actions.
Wondering whether it was right for President Museveni to apologize on behalf of the first son, James Onen, the Fatboy Show presenter, said that the action seemed improper to many.
His co-host Olive Najjuma replied that “it would be right after the son had apologized. As the Head of State, President Museveni would add to that with his own apology. But the son has not apologized whatsoever.”
Shadow Attorney General Wilfred Niwagaba noted that had the same tweets been made by any other ordinary military officer, they would heavily suffer the consequences, including having to apologize and getting court-martialled for risking relations between the two countries.
Nonetheless, the newly elected President of Kenya, William Ruto, is to attend Uganda’s Independence celebrations that will take place on 9th October 2022 at Kololo Independence grounds.
The presenters believed that President Museveni would somewhat have to re-echo an apology on his son’s behalf, given the raucous he caused on social media and the consequences on the relations between the two states.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, and Sarah every weekday from 6 am to 10 am on RX Radio.