The government of Uganda has broken silence on the ongoing online debate that was fueled by the country’s chief of defense forces Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
Muhoozi, who is also the son of Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni angered Kenyans when he said that it would take him only 2 weeks or less to take over Nairobi.
In his further statements, he said that the two countries and other East African should get rid of the colonial borders so that they can become one nation and that Museveni will be the leader of the nation.
“After we create our East African Federation. President Museveni will be President, Afande Ruto will be Vice President, My brother Uhuru will be Foreign Affairs Minister. I just want to be CDF of the East African forces,” Muhoozi said in a tweet on Tuesday afternoon.
He further suggested that Rwandan President Paul Kagame would become the Defense minister.
The Ugandan government has however distanced itself from his tweets saying that the country’s foreign affairs policies are not conducted on social media.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to clarify that the Government of the Republic of Uganda does not conduct its Foreign Policy and other official business through social media nor does it depend on social media sources in dealing with other sovereign Governments,” part of the ministry’s statement read.
The ministry noted that the government as well as Ugandans treasure the existing strong relations between Kenya and Uganda due to the shared history, common values, mutual respect and trust.
“To this end, the Government of the Republic of Uganda wishes to reiterate its commitment to good neighborliness, peaceful coexistence and cooperation,” the country said.
Uganda further assured Kenyans of a harmonious relationship.