Uganda President Yoweri Museveni's son, who is the commander of the land forces has sparked an uproar online leaving many Ugandans talking after he sent a warning to those thinking they can overthrow his father's government.
It should be known that Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba who is the commander of the land forces of the Uganda People's Defence Forces has for long been bragging about the exceptional capabilities of the Uganda military unit under his command.
Many Twitter users have sparked the debate when Muhoozi came out to claim that his battalion neutralize rogue military men who may intend to overthrow his father's government, contrary to what was witnessed in Guniea few days ago when Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, a Guinean military officer led a successful coup to arrest president Alpha Condé.
According to Museveni's son, some of Uganda's military men who are planning pose a threat to his father will be nutralized within a day, by just a single instruction and permission from.president Yoweri Museveni.
From the Twitter post by General Muhoozi, who is president Yoweri Museveni's son, some have interpreted it as a warning to some of the men in uniform in Uganda who are thinking they can overthrow president Museveni's government.
However, the statement by General Muhoozi has been subjected to ridicule by many Twitter users who have come out to blast him over an operation that he was once in charge in the Central African Republic in pursuit of the former Ugandan rebel Joseph Kony.
People referred to the joint operation named 'Operation Lightening Thunder' between UPDF and US troops that took place in December 2008.
During the operation that was led by a self-proclaimed myatic leader Joseph Kony, the leader of a group called Lord's Resistance Army was to track and arrest Kony who at one time wanted to rule Uganda.
Many have referred to the operation where Major General Muhoozi Kainerugaba's team of highly armed military men raided Joseph Kony's hiding place in the jungles of CAR, only to manage capturing his personal belongings as the wanted man vanished into the tropical forests.
Many Twitter users also blasted president Museveni's son over another failed UPDF mission in 2017, a mission meant to capture or kill Joseph Kony which was also brought to an end. The UPDF again failed to capture to kill Joseph Kony as was intended.
During the mission, it was reported that USA spent almost 800 million dollars on the fruitless efforts since 2011.
It was during that time when former US President Barack Obama deployed Special Operations Forces to the region to provide advisory support, intelligence and logistical assistance to the Ugandan forces who were fighting the Lord's Resistance Army to no avail.
However, Uganda government spokesman called off the mission in April 2017, in what he said that the Lord's Resistance Army no longer pose a threat to the people of Uganda.
The statement by General Muhoozi also comes few days ago after the military and other security forces in Uganda foiled an attack aimed at senior government officers in a funeral service of a late army commander in Pader region, Uganda.
However, according to a report released by Uganda security forces, the suicide bomber was arrested after his plan to blow up mourners was foiled before he could execute the plan.
Many dignitaries were invited to attend the funeral of the late commander, among them Uganda president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has ruled Uganda for more than three decades now, with his current term expected to get him to 40 years in the too leadership of the East Africa's member country.
Museveni has been equated to a dictator, and is loved and hated by Ugandans in equal measures.
See some reaction by a section of Ugandans from the screenshots below after General Muhoozi sent a warning to coup plotters;
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