DRC/Uganda/Rwanda – Muhoozi’s tweets threaten regional balance

By Musinguzi Blanshe
Posted on Monday, 20 June 2022 15:48

Lt. General Kainerugaba attends his birthday party in Entebbe
Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, who leads the Ugandan army's land forces, looks on during his birthday party in Entebbe, Uganda May 7, 2022. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa

Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has helped bring Kigali and Kampala closer together, but his provocative tweets are now unsettling a delicate regional balance between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda.

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame suggested that Muhoozi edit his tweets. Then in April, during a state dinner held to celebrate the first son’s 48th birthday, Museveni advised him to desist from posting tweets that touch on cross border issues.

It was just a matter of time before the tweets would put Uganda in an awkward situation and hurt its interests in the region.