Museveni's son: Uhuru would've won a third term in office

for Tv47 Digital October 03, 2022, 04:27 PM
Muhoozi Kainerugaba and Uhuru Kenyatta

Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Uganda President Yoweri Museveni says that former President Uhuru Kenyatta would have easily won a third term in office had he vied in the just concluded August 9, 2022 General Election.

Kainerugaba - the commander of the land forces of the Uganda People's Defence Force - is a known friend to Uhuru, and have met on several occasion when the latter was still serving as Kenya's 4th president.

When then President Uhuru Kenyatta met with Muhoozi Kainerugaba. PHOTO | COURTESY

However, the Kenyan Constitution dictates that a president can only serve for two terms of five years each, meaning that Uhuru was not allowed to defend the seat.

However, Kainerugaba does not understand why Kenyans judiciously adhere to their Constitution.

"Just spoke to my big brother, Afande Uhuru. An incredible man! I love him for his courage, honesty and intelligence! He will visit Uganda soon. My only problem with my beloved big brother is that he didn't stand for a third term. We would have won easily!" He tweeted.

Rule of law/Constitution

The 48-year-old's sentiments attracted criticism from a section of Kenyans and Ugandans, who didn't find his tweets amusing.

Gogo Victor says that "Kenya is a country with high level of democracy. They don't easily tamper with the constitution for the betterment of their people."

Willie Onono tells Kainerugaba, "Kenya is not Uganda. We have rule of law here."

Paul Kamondo dissed Kainerugaba, whose father -Yoweri Museveni - has attended four inauguration ceremonies for four different Kenyan presidents so far, yet he is still in office.

"Am sure you had a problem with his Excellency Moi not standing again, his Excellency Kibaki and his Excellency Uhuru. The Ugandan president has come to Kenya to witness 4 presidents."

But for Kainerugaba, he does not understand why Kenyans are so strict on the rule of law and Constitution.

"Haha! I love my Kenyan relatives. Constitution? Rule of law? You must be joking! For us there is only the Revolution and you will soon learn about it!"

President Museveni has been in power since January 1986. Ugandans opposed to his rule anticipate that Museveni, 78, is grooming his son to succeed him when he finally relinquishes power.

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