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Gen. Muhoozi desires to take over in 2026

On Thursday March 16, 2023, for the second time in this month, Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba deleted a message announcing that he will run to replace his father, President Yoweri Museveni in the 2026 elections.

On March 3, Muhoozi had also announced on Twitter that he would run for President of Uganda, the message he immediately deleted.

On Wednesday night, he announced another message that he will campaign to replace his father who has been in power for more than 35 years, and on Thursday he removed him.

Various analysts say that his proposal is no longer a secret that disclosure is the source of the problem

Gen Muhoozi is known for his controversial posts on Twitter – including one that sparked a conflict between Kenya and Uganda and was later sacked as army chief after he threatened to attack Kenya.

Edwin Byakatonda, an expert in political studies, says that what Muhoozi is doing may be a “conciliation due to a strong desire” to succeed his father.

“But it’s also possible that it’s a political ploy to put one foot in the river to make sure it’s not too deep and get out of it. Whether it’s a good or bad tactic is different for everyone.”

Muhoozi has created what he calls the MK Movement, which he says supports him, including what he calls the MK Army, which has real and fake Twitter accounts that support or endorse his claims.

Experts in the use of social media say that today this method is used by various governments to oppose, attack or even support and show that there may be a majority in favor of a certain point, even if it is not the case in reality.

Byakatonda says that “if the NRM party really intends to support Muhoozi as he campaigns to replace Museveni, now it has reached a critical point”.

“In a country with great social opportunities but also threatened by youth unemployment and corruption, this is a critical time when young people are making a choice between change or continuing to be ruled by Museveni or his son.

“Those options will be presented in 2026, that’s why you see Gen Muhoozi is restless,” Byakatonda adds.

However, it is not yet clear whether Museveni can run again in 2026, after winning a sixth term in 2021 with 59% of the vote.

Gaston K. Rwaka



  1. Rugasira

    March 17, 2023 at 15:05

    Ese Muhoozi azakora nka se/ntibishoboka pe!umuntu wese agira inganzo ye Museveni ni umunyabwenge mu gihe cye ntabwo nizeye ko umuhungu we yayobora Uganda neza nka se gusa reka tubitege amaso,

  2. Livingston

    March 17, 2023 at 15:06

    Muhhoziis gentleman of course he is courgeous soldier but he needs to be more mature

  3. Anselme

    March 17, 2023 at 15:09

    Uganda is a good country and Ugandans are good people but they are free and they are not affraid of anyone

  4. Mutabaruka

    March 17, 2023 at 15:10

    Muhoozi will be a big presidant more than his father but he needs more advises

  5. Bourgeaois Ndori

    March 17, 2023 at 15:12

    Why always Muhoozi use to visit Kagame it is because he can get more experiences from him

  6. Habimana

    March 17, 2023 at 15:16

    Muhoozi akundwa n’ urubyiruko rufite umurengwe mwinshi ariko Bob Wine ni umwami wa GHETO akunzwe n’ urubyiruko rwanutse rwinywera agatabi kubera kutagira icyizere cy’ imibereho.

    Nyamara ndebeye maturity ya Muhoozi yasubiza Uganda aho yahoze mbere ya za 1986.
    Nta na perezida wajya amara kabiri ku ntebe

  7. Gisele Shema

    March 18, 2023 at 09:19

    Umwana w’ Intare ni intare , Muhoozi icaymunanira ni iki?Se azahora amuba hafi kandi nawe ni amara kuba Presidant azareka ububandi bwe.
    Ahavuye ubwana haza ubwanywa.

  8. Casmir

    March 20, 2023 at 10:40

    The son of Lion is automatically a lion

  9. Pepe Rugangura

    March 20, 2023 at 10:43

    Gen. Muhoozi a leader of youngs and the news generation , so we believe you will continue your father’s action

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