The son of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Lt. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has lost his job as the land forces commander.
He has instead been promoted to rank of a General. (This is called falling upwards in modern lingo)
This news was revealed by Nation reporter Raymond Mujuni who added that the army spokesperson was yet to receive the communication.
Muhoozi has now been dropped as land forces commander.
In the changes, Kayanja Muhanga has been promoted to Lt Gen and appointed land forces commander.
Check out some comments from people online to the news:
Omudingu Nedda. He knew what was coming.
The news comes after controversial social media comments Muhoozi made about capturing Nairobi with his army elicited sharp reactions in the past 24 hours.
It wouldn't take us, my army and me, 2 weeks to capture Nairobi.— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) October 3, 2022
Muhoozi has also since apologized to Kenya.
His comments nearly caused a diplomatic incident with the Kenyan Foreign Affairs CS nominee Alfred Mutua meeting with the Ugandan Foreign Affair representative to Kenya, in a closed door meeting.
Mr. Mutua later on tweeted that the meeting had been a success something the Ugandans reiterated.
"This morning I shared a social cup of tea with Amb. Dr Hassan Galiwango - Uganda High Commissioner to Kenya. We discussed interesting matters. Mambo iko Sawa."
President Ruto also touched on the matter this afternoon after attending the funeral of DP Rigathi's late brother.
The Head of State reaffirmed our countries role in the diaspora saying, "Kenya continues to occupy a place of respect in the community of nations."