Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has promoted his son Muhoozo Kainerugaba to the rank of full General from Leutenant General.
General is the highest rank in the hierarchy of Uganda People’s Defence Forces.
Muhoozi promotion comes a day after he fired a series of Tweets about annexing Nairobi and doing away with borders between Kenya and Uganda.
“Had a good discussion with my great father this morning. Apparently, my tweets scared Kenyans too much? He will announce the changes. There is a special prayer I shall make for our army,” Tweeted Mohoozi.
Accoridng to a report by Nation, Muhoozi was dropped as the Commander of Land forces.
His father, Museveni, then appointed Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga to replace his son.
The General posted on his Twitter page Monday that he only needed two weeks to capture Nairobi.
“It wouldn’t take us, my army and me, 2 weeks to capture Nairobi,” Tweeted Mohoozi.
This irked Kenyans on social network, among them politicians who demanded the government to take action against Muhoozi.
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to summon Uganda’s Ambassador to Kenya Dr. Hassan Wasswa Galiwango to explain Muhoozi’s intention.
“I expect by morning, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to summon the Ugandan ambassador to shed light on Gen. Muhoozi’s social media outbursts & subsequent apology. This is undermining the spirit of unity of EAC,” Cherargei said.