By Marvin Ocol
The Commander Land Forces, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has attributed veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda wearing an army uniform to the “massive fan base that the UPDF has because of the great work we do”
Yesterday, the New Vision carried a news story saying that the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) was probing Mwenda and the circumstances under which the latter allegedly possessed and wore army stores in a video that went viral on Social media.
In a tweet last night, Muhoozi said Mwenda is part of the UPDF fan base and that “They want to wear our uniforms, hold our guns and even pretend to fly our aircrafts. It means nothing. They are just excited beings. A victorious army like ours is used to such adoration.”
Importantly, however, Mwenda is the brother of Maj. Gen. Kayanja Muhanga, the Head of Operation Shujja that is currently battling the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the nearby DR Congo.