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President Yoweri Museveni's son Muhoozi Kainerugaba on Monday said it wouldn't take him and his army 2 weeks to capture Nairobi.

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has apologized to Kenyans over cryptic tweets sent by his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba which attracted a backlash from Kenyans.

In a statement on Wednesday, October 5, Museveni pleaded with Kenyans to forgive his administration, adding that it was not correct for public officers to comment on internal matters of brother countries.

"I ask our Kenyan brothers and sisters to forgive us for tweets sent by General Muhoozi, former Commander of Land Forces here, regarding the election matters in that great country. It is not correct for Public officers, be they civilian or military, to comment or interfere in any way, in the internal affairs of brother countries," read part of Museveni's statement.

The Ugandan Head of State further apologized to Ugandans, who he said could have been annoyed by Muhoozi's comments.

File image of Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

He, however, said that his son, whom he promoted to Army General, had made many positive contributions despite the remarks he mad on Twitter.

"Why, then, promote him to full General after these comments? This is because this mistake is one aspect where he has acted negatively as a Public officer. There are, however, many other positive contributions the General has made and can still make.

"This is a time-tested formula –discourage the negative and encourage the positive. Very sorry, ndugu zetu Wakenya. Also sorry to the Ugandans who could have been annoyed by one of their officials meddling in the affairs of brother Kenya. I know for a fact that General Muhoozi is a passionate Pan-Africanist," Museveni further said.

He maintained that he had also confidentially shared his apologies with President William Ruto.

Muhoozi irked Kenyans on Monday evening after he said that it wouldn't take him and his army two weeks to capture Nairobi.

He, however, later said that his statements were misinterpreted, terming them as a joke.