The son of Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has shown his support towards the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Gen Kainerugaba- who is the commander of the Uganda land forces- stated through his tweet that the “majority of humanity (that are non-white) support Russia’s stand in Ukraine”.
He also stated that “Putin is absolutely right!”
In 1962, when NATO parked the missile nuclear-armed in Cuba, and that time West was ready to blow up the world over it, and this time when NATO does the same, they expect Russia to do differently.
Along with Sudan’s Gen Mohamed Hamdan’ Hemeti’ Daglo, Gen Kainerugaba is the only senior military officer in Africa who publicly showed support to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
He is rumored to be a potential successor to his 77-year-old father, who has ruled since 1986.
The 47-year-old is not only considered one of the most powerful people in whole Uganda, but also increasingly mentioned as a possible successor to his father, who’s ruled the landlocked country for more than 35 years, and also can say three and a half decades.
The West African regional bloc Eco was condemned Russia’s invasion, while the African Union urged Moscow to respect Ukraine’s “territoriality.”
Foreign Ministry affairs of South Africa has called for the withdrawal of Russian armies from Ukraine.
Gen Kainerugaba also retweeted well-known Ugandan journalist Andrew Mwenda, who stated that “even a beginner in global power politics can see that Moscow can never allow Ukraine’s acquisition to Nato & European Union because it poses an existential danger to Russia!”
According to the United Nations, the number of people fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has risen to more than 500,000, and at least 102 civilians have been killed since Moscow’s troops entered the country.
He intends to support towards Ukraine comes after seeing the Uganda military that they are doing nothing with US sanctions against its military intelligence chief Major General Abdel Kandiho, for alleged human rights abuses.
Ugandan rights activists welcomed the sanctions, which were imposed under Kandiho for torture and sexual abuse, but say more needs to be done.
Ugandan People’s Defense Forces or UPDF spokesperson ‘Flavia Byekwaso’ stated that Major General Abel Kandiho was not given a fair hearing by the US administration before announcing what she described as unilateral financial sanctions.