The Commander of Land Forces, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has boasted that it wouldn’t take Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) a day to depose Guinea-Conakry coup forces.
Muhoozi made the comments in reference to Guinea-Conakry troops led by Col Mamady Doumbouya which ousted 83-year-old Guinean President Alpha Condé, last week.
The coup in Guinea was the fourth in Africa in just over a year after two in Mali and one unsuccessful coup attempt in Niger.
On Tuesday, Muhoozi, in a tweet said UPDF would only need President Museveni’s instructions to discipline such troops he claims are ‘undisciplined’.
“If our Commander in Chief gave us instructions it wouldn’t take UPDF a day to discipline mutinous troops like the ones in Guinea-Conakry Lt Gen Muhoozi said.
If our Commander in Chief gave us instructions it wouldn't take UPDF a day to discipline mutinous troops like the ones in Guinea-Conakry. pic.twitter.com/63sBXdv18L
— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) September 14, 2021
Muhoozi’s comments come a week after his father Museveni, who is also the Commander in Chief of the armed forces condemned the coup in Guinea.
In an exclusive interview with France 24, Museveni said the Guinean coup leaders needed to leave power saying these are not a solution to the country’s problems.
“That’s unfortunate and it is a step backwards. Those military coups are of low value, we had them in the 1960s, and they were part of Africa’s problems. I condemn the coup, I don’t accept the idea of coups, they are not a solution.” Museveni said