Museveni’s son hangs out with Uhuru
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s son Muhoozi Kainerugaba has shared a photo of himself hanging out with Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In the picture that has since elicited mixed reactions on social media, Muhoozi, Uganda’s Commander of Land Forces (CLF) and who is considered one of the favourites to succeed Museveni, is seen dressed informally and smiling alongside his host who appeared relaxed.
Muhoozi, Museveni’s only son, described President Kenyatta as his ‘big brother’ and ‘hero’.
I was honoured to visit my elder, my big brother and my hero recently in Nairobi. President Uhuru is an inspiration to many of us across East Africa and Africa! pic.twitter.com/seeOhBur3U
— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) September 30, 2021
The shared photo showed the two taking bottled water possibly after a long walk, evident from their dusty shoes and trousers. They were both dressed in casual wear.
Kenyans wondered how the two would be taking water; some even pointed to what seemed like lids of bottles hidden from the cameras.
now why did u remove the beers from the table ,u too cant meet and u just do water ,pls bring back your real drinks
— Andrew Kasozi (Andy_Pro) (@KasoziPro) September 30, 2021
Mkificha mzinga tunafichua😂 pic.twitter.com/kxXq133jcG
— someone (@NahttyT) October 1, 2021
We all know that the water on table was for photo purposes… There's no way u two can take water
— Mr. Mpanga (@mpangajovans) September 30, 2021
The way your jeans are dirty 😁
— Mbasha (@mbaseth) October 1, 2021
The water must have been a starter pack before the big black bottles were opened.
— Captain_NoParking (@JKKabuubi) October 1, 2021
Some followers also appeared happy the two leaders were working together, with some suggesting Museveni could learn from Uhuru how to be the President when his dad decides to retire.
Very inspirational and great leaders.
Our role models and heroes.
Gen MK is the next President of Uganda 🇺🇬 2026 and beyond. pic.twitter.com/aJ9g4tKneg
— Lwanga Charles (@lwangacharles02) September 30, 2021
We have lots of hopes in you pic.twitter.com/llLjQtsyF7
— Sheilah Kaitesi (@KaitesiSheilah) September 30, 2021
The Uganda media reports that Muhoozi met President Kenyatta while on his way back to Kampala from Somalia.
The meeting comes amid tensions between Kenya and Uganda, brought about by Kampala’s decision to award Tanzania a lucrative oil pipeline business to Tanzania instead of Kenya, plus another recent move by Kenya to ban Deputy President William Ruto from traveling to Uganda.