By An Executive Editor
President Yoweri Museveni has revealed why he promoted former Commander, UPDF Land Forces- Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
Muhoozi was promoted yesterday from the rank of Lt. Gen. to full General.
Explaining the promotion, Museveni says that “there are other positive contributions the General has made..”
The President was writing to President William Ruto in regards to Muhoozi’s tweets Monday.
“I ask our Kenyan brothers and sisters to forgive us for tweets sent by General Muhoozi, former Commander of Land Forces here, regarding the election matters in that great country. 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. Why, then, promote him to full General after these comments? 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-tested formula –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,” the President says.
He, however, acknowledges a fact that “General Muhoozi is a passionate Pan-Africanist.”
However, he says 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.”
I have conveyed all those views confidentially to H.E. Ruto, the President of Kenya, the President concluded his statement.