There has been uproar on various social media platforms after President Museveni's son Muhoozi, who is the commander of the Uganda land forces sent a warning to those planning to overthrow the Uganda government.
For long time now, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni's son, Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba who is the commander of the land forces in Uganda has been bragging about the exceptional abilities of the military in the East Africa's member country, a unit under his command.
After General Muhoozi sent a warning saying his battalion is ready deal with and neutralize the military men plotting a coup like that in Guinea, many Ugandans have not taken him lightly.
General Muhoozi said his soldiers, unlike what was witnessed in Guniea few days ago when Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, a Guinean military officer led a coup to arrest and forcefully take power from president Alpha Condé were ready to neutralize any such plans within a day.
According to the statement by General Muhoozi, who is president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni's son, some of military men in Uganda are planning to pose a threat to his father and the country and plans are in place to neutralize them within a day, from just a single instruction and permission from the commander in chief and president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
A section of Ugandans have interpreted the post by president Museveni's son General Muhoozi on Twitter as a warning to some of the men and women in uniform in Uganda who are planning and thinking they can overthrow his father's government.
Many Twitter users have also subjected the statement by General Muhoozi to ridicule, with some blasting him over an operation that he was once in charge in the Central African Republic in pursuit of the former Ugandan rebel group leader Joseph Kony.
Several Twitter users referred General Muhoozi to the joint operation popularly known as 'Operation Lightening Thunder' between Uganda's UPDF and US Army that took place in December 2008.
The joint operation in Central Africa was led General Muhoozi, and was meant to track and arrest the the self-proclaimed mystic leader Joseph Kony, who was the leader of a group called Lord's Resistance Army was to track and arrest Kony.
Joseph Kony wanted to forcefully take over power from president Yoweri Museveni and rule Uganda.
Many blasted General Muhoozi over the operation where his team of highly trained and armed soldiers raided Joseph Kony's hiding place in the jungles of Central Africa Republic, only to fail and capture his personal belongings as the he vanished into the tropical forests.
General Muhoozi was also blasted over another failed UPDF mission in 2017.
The failed mission was also meant to capture or kill Joseph Kony and was brought to an end. The UPDF again failed to capture or kill Joseph Kony as was intended.
The US government is also said to have spent a sum of almost 800 million dollars but bore not fruits since 2011.
In the failed mission, former US President Barrack Obama is said to have deployed Special Operations Forces to the Central Africa Republic to provide advisory support, intelligence and logistical assistance to the Uganda's UPDF forces who were fighting the Lord's Resistance Army but failed.
The spokesman of Uganda government however called off the mission in April 2017.
He called it off after saying that the Lord's Resistance Army no longer posed any threat to the people of Uganda.
It should also be known that General Muhoozi's statement comes few days after Uganda military and other security forces foiled a planned bomb attack aimed at senior government officers.
The terrorist arrested is said to have planned an attack in a funeral service of a late army commander in Pader region of Uganda.
However, Uganda security forces confirmed thwarting and arresting the suicide bomber before he could execute his plan.
Top government officials and other leaders were invited to attend the funeral service including president Yoweri Museveni.
It should be known that Museveni has ruled Uganda for more than three decades now.
He has been in power for 35 years before he was elected again in January 2021, an election marred with irregularities, mass killing of Ugandans, detention and imprisonment of president Museveni's opponents and opposition leaders in Uganda by the military.
Museveni's current term is expected to get him to 40 years in the top leadership of Uganda, a East Africa's member country.
Many Ugandans and Africans have equated president Museveni to a dictator, hating and loving him in equal measures.
Below are screenshots of some reaction by a section of Twitter users after General Muhoozi sent a warning to coup plotters;
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