President Yoweri Museveni has described Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as a passionate pan-africanist who has contributed and continues to contribute to the affairs of Uganda and Africa.
This is contained in a letter to Kenyans and Ugandans following Gen Kainerugaba’s tweets that reportedly annoyed Kenyans.
Following the tweets, Gen Kainerugaba was relieved of his duties as Commander Land Forces but promoted to General.
The President who is also the commander in chief of the UPDF said 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.
“The only available legitimate forum is the Peer Review Mechanism of the African Union or confidential interactions among us or EAC and AU fora –not public comments,” President Museveni said in his letter.
He also explained why he promoted the former CLF.
“This is because this mistake is one aspect where he has acted negatively as a Public officer. There are, however, many other positive contributions the General has made and can still make. This is a time-testedformula –discourage the negative and encourage the positive. Very sorry, ndugu zetu Wakenya. Also sorry to the Ugandans who could have been annoyed by one of their officials
meddling in the affairs of brother Kenya. I know for a fact that General Muhoozi is a passionate Pan-Africanist,” President Museveni said.
The President who has been described as the father of the East African region also advised that the correct method for Pan-Africanists is confidential interactions or using the available fora (EAC and AU), especially if you are a Public officer.”