Opinion: Is it cool that Muhoozi spread harmful propaganda and act scandalous as an officer?

When someone is a Lieutenant General and the Commander of Land Forces in the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF), you would think that person or fella would be of sound mind. That person who is the third ranking official and army commander would be a solid person. However, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga is acting all out on Twitter. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs must be worried to go to the Office. They have to downplay and just say it’s the First Son acting out of spite nad cannot manage his Waragin. Whatever it is… it is not a good.

Just to put things in perspective, here is two articles from the UPDF Act of 2005 that could be issued and invoked in the sense of what Lt. Gen. Muhoozi is doing on Twitter. His spreading dangerous or harmful propaganda. Secondly, these sorts of actions can only be seen as a scandalous conduct by an officer. It isn’t like Lt. Gen. Muhoozi is a nobody and have no say. His the son of the President and third ranking commander. When you have that in your shoulders you should act accordingly, but that’s apparently to much to ask…

137. Spreading harmful propaganda

(1) A person subject to military law who spreads harmful propaganda, commits an offence and is, on conviction, where there is failure of operation or loss of life, liable to suffer death or, in any other case, liable to life imprisonment.

(2) For the purposes of this section, “spreading harmful propaganda” means—

(a) discouraging other soldiers from carrying out an operation;

(b) speculation about an operation;

(c) making oral or written statements ill of the Defence Forces or of the Government not being constructive criticism; or

(d) spreading false stories intended to undermine support for or morale of members of the Defence Forces or to incite support for or boost morale of the enemy” (UPDF Act, 2005).

145. Scandalous conduct by officers, etc

(1) An officer who behaves in a scandalous manner unbecoming of an officer, commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to suffer dismissal from the Defence Forces with or without disgrace.

(2) For the purposes of this section, “scandalous conduct” means the personal conduct of an officer which is generally against public order, expectations and morality, whether or not the conduct directly or indirectly affects others” (UPDF Act, 2005).

Here just a some copied tweets from the Lt. Gen.:

It wouldn’t take us, my army and me, 2 weeks to capture Nairobi” – Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga (03.10.2022).

I’m happy that members of our district in Kenya, have responded enthusiastically to my tweet. It’s still 2 weeks to Nairobi!” – Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga (03.10.2022).

After our army captures Nairobi, where should I live? Westlands? Riverside?” – Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga (03.10.2022)

General Hannibal Barca narrowly missed capturing Rome 2000 years ago. I shall capture it with cows and love” – Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga (03.10.2022).

If he hadn’t been the first son and part of the First Family he wouldn’t be able to get off the hook. Anyone else speaking like this or writing this with an official title would be in trouble. We people have caught charges with the Computer Misuse Act and he could have been in that realm too. However, as an Army Commander, he beholden to the UPDF Act and should act within those stipulations. Nevertheless, we know his above the law, but I just need to remind the UPDF that there are articles in the law, which could have been used against him. Especially, in the sense of his words his spewing out on Twitter. Peace.

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