KAMPALA, UGANDA: Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the commander of the UPDF Land Forces and First son to President Yoweri Museveni has finally reactivated his Twitter account nearly a week after going AWOL on the social micro-blogging platform.
Ugandans across the Twitter platform were on Tuesday, April 12, left in despair when Muhoozi’s account had suddenly disappeared wondering whether the decorated army general had been suspended from the platform or deactivated the account himself.
Days later, it was established that the senior presidential advisor to Mr. Museveni had deactivated his own account due to personal reasons.
Five days later, Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba in a Saturday evening tweet resurfaced on the Twitter platform under his verified @mkainerugaba account revealing that he is back without revealing reasons for taking down his account for the last couple of days.
“Never fear my followers and supporters. I’m back. I had some decisions to make,” Muhoozi said in a brief tweet.
The reactivation of Muhoozi’s Twitter account comes at a time when he had announced that he had no plans to return to the microblogging website unless it has changed leadership.
Speaking for the first time on the move which sparked wild speculations, Gen Muhoozi announced through his spokesperson that he would stay away from the platform until it has been fully acquired by Billionaire Elon Musk.
Muhoozi believes Twitter will be more transparent and representative under the South African born magnate.
Musk, who is also the founder and CEO of Tesla, is currently the world’s wealthiest man with a net worth of 274 billion dollars.
“I shall rejoin Twitter when Elon Musk, a fellow African (and also the richest man on earth) acquires the whole company,” Muhoozi announced through his spokesperson Chris Magezi. “At least then we will know the voice of the black man will be heard!”
Before exiting Twitter days ago, Muhoozi accused the platform of “silencing” people like him.
“I hear that some of us small voices to the billions of the voiceless have been targeted by Big Tech for silencing,” he tweeted. “No worries, the undeniable truth of the oppressed masses shall always win,” he added.
Later on, a source close to the General told us that he has been frustrated by the slowed growth of his account followership.
“Until recently, the account was gaining about 2000 followers per week, but then this rate started dropping,” the source said “He believes someone is behind this and he decided to take the account down for now.”
Aside from being the first son, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kaineruugaba not only holds a senior rank in Uganda’s Army but has also been considered by analysts as a possible successor to the 75-year old President Museveni who has been in the driving seat of this country for the last three and half decades.
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