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President Explains Gen Muhoozi’s Promotion Despite Removal from Office

posted onOctober 5, 2022

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.”

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