Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who happens to be the son of Ugandan Head of State, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, is quitting the army.
The First Son of Uganda announced his retirement as soldier, through his Twitter Account. Already the social platforms are burning lines with hundreds of posts insinuating that, the Genral was ‘President in-the-making.’
Kanerugaba loves tweeting in fact the first son has been making news on Twitter due to his frequent postings. He has been so much in Twitter to an extent of referring to himself as the ‘Twitting General.’
And on the 8th of March, the General went into his handler and tweeted;
After 28 years in service, in my glorious military, the greatest military in the world, I am happy to announce my retirement. I and my soldiers have achieved so much! I have only love and respect for all those great men and women that achieve greatness for Uganda every day.The Tweeting General – March 8.
Lt. General Kainerugaba has served in the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) for nearly three decades, 28 years to be precise. But he is retiring so young, he is only 48 years old.
Which further raises more questions than they ones that have been making rounds on Ugandan social media platforms.
Kainerugaba’s quitting the army has opened a Pandora box of rumors, speculations and allusions, but the biggest of them all is the claim that, the first son is planning to wear his father’s shoes once Museveni retires from State House.
Such speculations have been costing people in Uganda.
Of late, Lt. Gen Muhoozi has been active in political oriented events. In February played pivotal role as he negotiated the reopening of the Uganda-Rwanda border.
Again, when the Russia went to war with Ukraine, Muhoozi twitted his support for Moscow a move which brought out the wrath from the European Union, through the EU Head of Delegation in South Sudan, Dionyz Hochel.
The Lord Mayor of Kampala, Erias Lukwago tried to connect the two events on his Facebook Wall. Wondering if Iin his own words) “the “mighty US hammer” is falling on the Kampala regime as a result of their ambivalence towards the Russia-Ukraine war or a political mind game?”
Muhoozi’s father, Yoweri Museveni has been President of Uganda for over 36 years now. There are reports that he intends to clock four decades at the state house before retiring in 2026.
Rumors has it that he will succeed himself with a younger self.