KAMPALA – A cross section of Ugandans on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, took to social media to air out their views in response to remarks by First Son Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba about the military strength of his father, President Museveni.
Lt Gen Kainerugaba, who is also the Senior Presidential Adviser for Special Operations, tweeted: “General Yoweri Museveni, the most successful revolutionary in African history. I pity those who think they can defeat him.”
However, this elicited mixed responses, with some accusing the First Son of diverting the country as it battles coronavirus.
Simon Rubangakene posted: “Other presidential advisors are doing their work to guide the President on how to defeat Corona virus and manage the economy, you’re here trying to draw attention to yourself.”
Edward Mayega posted: “History is more than the path left by the past, it influences the present and can shape the future. Gen Muhoozi, being a revolutionary, it doesn’t mean that u can’t be defeated. We have seen many stronger than Gen Museveni who were defeated. My worry is that you have failed to learn from history. Many people who called themselves revolutionaries, their exits were not impressive, and quite often, the effect includes the suffering of their family members.
Khumaratu David posted: “However true it might be, probably it would not be Gen. Muhoozi to say this! A son, praising the father, who believes this! ….let the General be warned that however good things he talks about his father, let him not think about the presidency, for his father will possibly put him 6fit under!”
John Chris said: “President Museveni is a good man. But Lt. Gen. Muhoozi should be careful with his words. He thinks that he has it all by now. We all know that he is seeking for our attentions yes he has got some because he wants to replace his father which will not be that easy for him. We appreciate President Museveni for his great work for our country. Let Lt. Gen. Muhoozi thinks that he will ever be Like his father. We will strike…I repeat we will strike if we don’t die soon. This man is so annoying with his words. He has no speaking skills. He wants the world to hate his father because of his mouth!”
Moses Kasule said: “History is a good subject to reflect on particularly when dealing with national and international issues. Any student of history and political science will argue that the world including Africa has had revolutionary leaders such Muamar Gaddafi, Ssadam Hussein, Hitler of Germany, Bashir of Sudan and Egyptian Hosni Mubarrak etc. However, if you can analyse these leaders and end of their leadership you will be surprised to learn that most of them died like rats. For Muhoozi’s father let’s wait to see his end and be able to analyse him well after his retirement or demise.”
Owachgiu Rymond said: “Muhoozi is too naive to understand the magnitude of his stupid remarks. That might ruin his entire clan like it did Gaddafi’s. At this rate I would expect better n sensible argument from the general, but with this kind of statement, I’m pretty sure he didn’t become a general by merit but inheritance n he expects to inherit the Presidency as well. This man has to act extra carefully given the currently messed up political atmosphere.”
Gerald Wanambwa Has Lt.Gen. muhoozi kainerugaba retired from active service of the army, of Recent , he has been making political statements, does the law only apply to those who make statements critical of the powers be. #justice, muhoozi should be court martialed.
Ssentongo Klein Chris Success is not only measured but how long one holds on power but on how one handles a transition from power. Gaddafi postured as the strongest but his transition betrayed him. I equate politicians to a footballer, a footballer who dribbles through all the opponents and finally delivers the final ball aimlessly or swings to the wilderness is worthless to me, I would prefer a one-touch-pass ‘s the ball footballer who offers his team mates a pass to score. Mr Museveni might be a clever juggler who has dribbled through his opponents for 35 years but in the end the spectators are waiting on how he delivers his final ball. And that’s when his success is going to be determined.