By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho
The UNAIDs executive director, Winnie Byanyima over the weekend asked the Commander Land forces and first son Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba to delete a tweet in which he had rallied the Ethiopian Tigrayan rebels to fight on.
Byanyima was unhappy with Muhoozi’s tweet on the clash between Ethiopia national army and Tigray defense forces treble group.
Muhoozi had tweeted: “I urge my great and brave brothers in the Tigrayan Defence Forces to listen to the words of General Yoweri Museveni. I am as angry as you and I support your cause. Those who raped our Tigrayan sisters and killed our brothers must be punished!”
Consequently, Byanyima requested the Army General to delete the comment from the social media as soon as possible because it could endanger the lives of innocent Ugandans in Ethiopia.
“Please delete this tweet. It is risking the lives of Ugandans working and living in Ethiopia,” she stated.
Muhoozi however hit back at Byanyima beginning with salutations.
“Madame Winnie. Good to hear from you. It’s been a long time. I last saw you in the State House in 1987. It is the responsibility of the Ethiopian gov’t to protect all citizens and visitors in Addis and the rest of the country. If the TDF is doing it in areas they control, why the government shouldn’t.”
Muhoozi has been using his personal twitter handle to comment on the coup in Guinea and the Ethiopian government’s handling of the situation in Tigray.
He recently tweeted that Uganda would fight anyone who would fight Egypt at the time when the dispute is tense between Egypt and Ethiopia over the latter’s construction of a hydroelectric dam on River Nile.
Muhoozi has also been making statements on his social media platform about internal matters of other countries.