I would give him 100 nkore cows immediately! Because he is brave and true!!!
– Ugandan military commander Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who is not incidentally the son of Uganda’s president, wrote on Twitter.
To my Italian friends, these are Nkore cows. The most beautiful cows on earth. I know Europeans give girls flowers. I never understood. In our culture, you give a girl a cow
Muhoozi explained later.
Muhoozi also wrote that if the Romans rejected his offer for Giorgia Meloni, he would occupy Rome.
If the Romans reject our cows, it means we must take Rome! This would only take us days to achieve!!!
– continued the Ugandan military leader.
The son of Uganda’s president has since deleted that tweet, so Romans can certainly breathe a sigh of relief.
Muhoozi Kainerugaba is expected to become Uganda’s next president, succeeding his father, current Ugandan leader President Museveni. Museveni has ruled since January 1986 in the colors of the National Resistance Movement (NRM).
Muhoozi was previously in the news because his wife won the 17 million dollar public procurement contract for the supply of medical oxygen in a manner suspected of corruption. During the outbreak of COVID-19 in June 2021, it was revealed that oxygen production was not working properly, which cost human lives, many patients died from lack of oxygen.
It is also worth noting that he was repeatedly placed under house arrest by the Ugandan security forces, then arrested and
journalist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija was tortured after writing books critical of the government.
In December 2021, the writer was jailed for attacking the president and Muhoozi on Twitter. During his torture, Kakwenza met Muhoozi three times, to whom he had to apologize for his tweets.
According to Reuters, Kakwenza’s books are best known for his satirical novel “The Greedy Barbarian,” which is about a fictitious country and explores the themes of corruption and greed. The novel is widely described in Uganda as a reflection of Museveni and Ugandan politics. Kakwenza’s other famous work is “Mining Republic: where writing is treason”, which is an account of the torture he suffered during his detention in 2020.
After his release, Kakwenza eventually fled Uganda in fear for his life and fled to neighboring Rwanda in February 2022, arriving in Germany on 24 February 2022.
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