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NRM cowers as Gen Muhoozi guns it down

General Muhoozi Kainerugaba

General Muhoozi Kainerugaba

Yes, General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has levelled fierce criticism at his father Yoweri Museveni’s ruling NRM and described it as a political party that doesn’t represent the people of Uganda.

“I am listening to the outcry of our people for change. I am with the people! Whatever NRM has become certainly does not represent the people of Uganda,” Muhoozi tweeted at the weekend.

He said, “We shall jointly create the sixth republic. The first was Obote I, the second was Idi Amin, the third was Milton Obote II, the fourth was Okello and the fifth was NRM. We will be the sixth Republic! The greatest epoch in our history!” he said cementing his late conversion into a severe critic of NRM and a surprise advocate for regime change in the country.

Last Friday, December 2, he said, “I believe in Jesus Christ, and I believe in my father, General @KagutaMuseveni. I certainly do not believe in NRM. In Marxist terms, it is probably the most reactionary organization in the country.”

That tweet drew a response from Col Kizza Besigye who said, “There now seems to be a point I may agree on with @ mkainerugaba: that NRM is “probably the most reactionary organization in the country”! “What he’s yet to find out, is that NRM is an outfit for organised crime and that it is M7, his father.”

No one within the NRM hierarchy is responding to Muhoozi’s tirades. The president is loudly silent, the ruling NRM officials are speaking in whispers, afraid to be heard and the army says it can’t discuss individuals. Muhoozi is towering over everyone.

In an apparent direct attack on his brother-in-law, Odrek Rwabogo who is said to harbour his own presidential ambitions at least according to former presidential secretary Tamale Mirundi, Muhoozi yesterday tweeted "Let our people not be confused. Jesus Christ our God only flows in our blood. In the family of Amos Kaguta!!! Those who marry into us can NEVER qualify to say anything. Except my brother-in-law Edwin Karugire."

Muhoozi’s populist rhetoric seems to be tailored at mobilizing political support among the disgruntled young Turks who feel sidelined by the old guard. He wants to be the undisputed leader of the younger generation of NRM loyalists who undoubtly are a big voting bloc.

Balaam Barugahara, a known promoter of the Muhoozi project, said in a recent interview, that the MK movement aims to awaken the old, lazy NRM cadres who have refused to allow energetic, youthful cadres to run party activities effectively.

“We are putting in place structures to prepare Gen Muhoozi to take over from his father when the time comes. We are doing it independently. We are not attached to NRM. The lazy old cadre hates our organization. They call it diversionary...” he added.

Interviewed for a comment about Muhoozi’s Twitter tirades at the weekend, Emmanuel Dombo, the NRM spokesperson, said issues of generals can only be handled by generals. Richard Twodong, the secretary general of NRM, didn’t return our calls at the weekend.

However, in an interview weeks ago, Todwong said he received complaints from loyal NRM cadres. He said the party’s central executive committee is in constant touch with the party chairman, and the president is aware of everything on the ground.

Todwong advised early campaigners to focus on improving service delivery instead of acting like they are decision-makers in the party.

“It’s just one year in office, and it’s not yet time for any candidate and their teams to campaign. I am working hard to resolve any confusion in the party and as of now, I have embarked on organizing the different groups involved in early presidential campaigns,” he said, adding, “I am guiding them on how they can have a common goal of helping out the party to deliver quality service to the people.”

On Monday, December 5, Gen Muhoozi was unrelenting in his tweets.

“Some people keep saying I want to be president? Frankly speaking, that has never been on my mind. I’m already the leader of my generation! That’s the highest honour I can think of. Our generation will be the greatest!!

A few minutes later, at 11:56am, the general tweeted, “Okay, let those who want me to be President after my father retweet and like. If you can convince me, I will do it.”

At 12:15 pm. on December 5, 2022, he said, “In a few weeks, I will make an important announcement. Not on Twitter but by other means. I will make it in my personal capacity and as the leader of our generation.”

At 14:42 pm on 05/12/2022, he had switched tone, “Those people signing declarations against us in the NRM. We will teach you what Uganda means. This country belongs to Almighty God and the people of Uganda. Let us see who is stronger: you or us?”

Those and many other tweets that keep coming open a wide window into Muhoozi’s state of mind and that of the NRM, even as loyalists of the ruling party continue to advise jittery allies to generally ignore the tweets.

Muhoozi by and large is the first, immediate first family member to turn his guns against the party led by his father. He seems to be venting at the old guard, who he sees as the real stumbling block to his presidential ambition. When he was dropped as commander of Land Forces last October, Muhoozi signalled that some seniors had convinced his father to fire him. He is out to settle some score.

The NRM old guard, on the other hand, is helpless and frustrated that President Museveni is loudly silence as Muhoozi and his army of loyalists continue to mount an early campaign for his presidential bid.

Muhoozi loyalist and Kasambya MP Daudi Kabanda said anyone who frustrates the young generation from taking over from the old generation is an enemy of Uganda’s progress, and “we shall not give them any chance to determine our future. We shall shape our own future.”

Led by Michael Nuwagira Toyota, the president’s younger brother, the MK (Muhoozi Kainerugaba) movement’s army of adoring loyalists is whipping up the presidential ambitions of the First Son, who has since started expressing his bold desire to lead the country.

The general’s loyalists have launched an aggressive campaign for a 2026 presidential bid for Muhoozi almost a year into President Museveni’s new term.

There are branded T-shirts, jumpers, caps, shirts and posters printed, distributed and worn by his legion of supporters, loudly touting Muhoozi’s leadership prowess. These enthusiastic fans are being rallied by Team Chairman (Toyota) MK Brand, an organization that supports and promotes the successes of General Muhoozi, who was promoted last month to the rank of general and dropped as commander of the land forces.

Team MK brand plans visits to Arua and other cities. To counter the young Turks, the old guard is coalescing around Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire. The minister of Internal Affairs has vowed to die fighting for a Museveni presidency. Vice President Maj. Jessica Alupo, Interior Minister Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire, and Defense Minister Vincent Sempijja were some of the leaders who signed a letter last month in support of President Yoweri Museveni’s re-election bid in 2026.

Museveni, 78, has ruled since 1986. In 2026, he will be 82 years old. In perhaps the clearest indication yet that Museveni will run again in 2026, Justice minister Norbert Mao told youths in the western district of Mitooma that the president had tasked him with organizing a consensus for Uganda’s transition, which will begin in 2031.

Article 102 of the Constitution of Uganda stipulates that a person is qualified for election as president if one is a citizen of Uganda by birth; a registered voter; completed a minimum level of formal education of Advanced Level standard or its equivalent.

The UPDF Act bars its officers from participating in politics until they are discharged. Muhoozi is active politically, and nothing is done to him. Muhoozi, however, is not a lifetime officer, and Section 66 (1) of the UPDF Act stipulates that an officer may in writing tender the resignation of his or her commission to the board.

The board thereafter notifies the officer of its decision on his or her application to resign his or her commission within ninety days after receipt of his or her application, and the approval of an application to resign the commission shall not be unreasonably withheld.

Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye said that he doesn’t discuss individuals. Muhoozi joined the army in 1999 and rose through the ranks to full general. He served as commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC) from 2008 to 2017 and was reappointed in December 2020 to 2021.

He also served as commander of the land forces from June 24 2021 to October 4 2022, when he was relieved of his duties and replaced by Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga.



0 #11 kasede 2022-12-08 02:12
Gen MK seems to be confirming that M7 wants to replace himself (M7) with M7, that the F-Lady prefers to replace herself with her daughter.

That leaves MK with a highly depleted opportunity of being SEXUALLY inheriting his father's "kingdom". Of course Bantu kingdoms are familiar with and will accept elections whereby "voting" is conducted in bed with a ring-fenced male candidate, fluking (by Nilots) excepted.
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+3 #12 Remase 2022-12-08 07:18
Fellow Ugandans, I have it before, Uganda is led by violent organized hardcore criminals [Mafias]. It's all about M7's family, relatives and tribesmen! That's were leadership of Uganda lies!

As a well organized hardcore criminal, M7 had made certain that he owns Uganda as his personal property and shall be only ruled by his family relatives and tribesmen. That's why we under a militant rule. I have asked before, why would M7 name his party National Resistance Movement?

Resisting who? That's why Muhoozi is trying to change and pretend to be on our [the people] side! As in most organized criminal outfitters, there's is always a power struggle fight between themselves. That is clearly the case here.
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+3 #13 Remase 2022-12-08 07:45
Fellow Ugandans, we jumped from a flying pan and fell into the fire! As we are burning to/in total completion, we are being led back to back to the flying pan!

Just like 7 deceitfully led us to believe that he was brining us a fundamental change, Muhoozi M7 is deceitfully leading us to believe that he is rescuing us from M7 by blaming it on M7's NRM! In essence, Muhoozi M7 is not blaming M7 for completely ruining our country but blaming M7's NRM. Yet M7 is NRM and NRM is M7! That's what is pure hardcore organized criminals at play!
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+1 #14 Lakwena 2022-12-08 11:46
Remase, let me ask a few silly questions: If Uganda is still a country worth a name;

1. Who is the Minister Defense and his/her Deputy? I.e to which Ministry is the UPDF answerable?

2. Who is the UPDF Chief of Defense Force "Commander"?

3. Who is the UPDF Chief of Staff and

4. what are the 10 UPDF Representatives in our Parliament doing everyday, Week, Month and Year?

In other words, just like his father Tibuhaburwa: was the concealed commander of FRONASA sic NRA and Minister of Defense in the UNLM/A Administration became "the enemy within" and stockpiled arms that facilitated the NRA 5-year subversion;

how sure are Ugandans that Lunch Corporal Muhoozi is not "arms stockpiling" (arming himself) to face off Ugandans, "Old, Fat and Lazy NRM Historicals and UPDF Ordinary; who are resisting his power vanity, in whisper and mummer?
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+1 #15 kasede 2022-12-08 22:03
Quoting Lakwena:
.... General Court Martial and/or the Constitutional Court of the Republic
[WHAT ?]n other words, Gen Tibuhaburwa should also be brought to book and charged with treason; f...

Look here: M7 does not take prisoners who challenge his grip on state power, son or not. Forget constitutionalsm under this regime.

M7 will most likely send his son to cool down in some remote western side of Ug, just as he did with other westerners such as Gen SS. I also expect that the F-Lady will back down and abandon her crazy idea of replacing herself with her daughter.

Expect M7 to be sail through again, if the military will allow. M7 has been sleeping again. His son has built around himself a formidable military around himself to be able to challenge his father's power-base.

M7's re-arranging of top brass might not be able to dismantle his son's military backing based on the the youths in both the armed forces & the civilians. {MY PERSONAL OPINION}.
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0 #16 Lakwena 2022-12-09 08:11
Kasede, you may be right!

But just as Gen Tibuhaburwa and his son, Lunch Corporal Muhoozi, other family members and/or youths cohorts, publicly, have never and do not have respect for the rule of law and constitutionalism; why shouldn't the rest of Ugandans start taking the law into their hands, and immediately begin tearing this country down brick by brick, starting from the top?

In other words, nobody, at the expense of the whole country (98% of the Impoverished Ugandans), should take comparative advantage of lawlessness for personal gain and future benefits.

Otherwise, whoever is now supporting Tibuhaburwa and Family members lawlessness, must be reminded about the law of of "Aiding and abetting crime" sic TREASON and/or being accomplice to committing crime.
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+1 #17 Lakwena 2022-12-09 08:38
Gullible Ugandans must be reminded that; except hubris arrogance, Corporal Muhoozi, has moral authority to point his ugly fingers at anybody, badmouth and threaten Ugandans.

This is because, since birth; it was Ugandans, and NOT Gen Tibuhaburwa and madam Kataha who housed, fed, dressed, transported, medically cared for, educated, and been employing and paying his (Muhoozi's) salary and all the undesrving ebiggenderako (privileges) in the UPDF.

In other words, how can a PARASITE badmouth and point an ugly finger at its victim of parasitism, the HOST, who for the last 36 years and counting was infected with the Tibuhaburwa's debilitating Foot and Mouth Disease?

It is unacceptable!
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0 #18 Lakwena 2022-12-09 10:25
Quoting Lakwena:
Gullible Ugandans must be reminded that; except hubris arrogance, Corporal Muhoozi, has moral authority to point his ugly fingers at anybody, badmouth and threaten Ugandans.

This is because, since birth; it was Ugandans, and NOT Gen Tibuhaburwa and madam Kataha who housed, fed, dressed, transported, medically cared for, educated, and been employing and paying his (Muhoozi's) salary and all the undesrving ebiggenderako (privileges) in the UPDF.

In other words, how can a PARASITE badmouth and point an ugly finger at its victim of parasitism, the HOST, who for the last 36 years and counting was infected with the Tibuhaburwa's debilitating Foot and Mouth Disease?

It is unacceptable!


in other words, when the fingers are faster than the brain miracles happen and some words/letters go missing!
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