Special Forces Commander, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has made adjustments in the management of his Twitter account after his tweets sparked a firestorm on social media.
ChimpReports has learned that the bio of Muhoozi’s Twitter account has been edited to show that his personal Tweets will be signed off by himself.
“Tweets by Gen Kainerugaba will be marked by the initials ‘MK’,”’ the updated bio reads in part.
Muhoozi has been engaged in a Twitter war with NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi and his supporters.
Muhoozi maintains Bobi Wine is an agent of foreigners seeking to destabilize Uganda, a claim the ‘People Power’ leader denies.
The decision to sign off on Muhoozi’s tweets is seen as a big step forward considering that most high profile figures across the world have their social media accounts managed by professionals.
During his presidency, Barack Obama occasionally tweeted on a converted campaign account, @BarackObama, using his initials (BO) to indicate it was a personal tweet.
Muhoozi who has more than 287,000 followers, was tweeting regularly from the popular social media service, focusing on international business, government achievements and military news.
However, his Tweets responding to Bobi Wine led to a blistering attack from the politician’s fans.
According to Socialbakers.com, the General’s Twitter account is considered among the fastest-growing profiles in Uganda alongside those of President Museveni, NBS Television and NTV.
Muhoozi’s Twitter account has registered new 1,500 followers in less than two weeks.
On Sunday, Muhoozi’s Twitter account appeared to depart from posting usual political rhetoric to more serious stuff such as government plans to obtain COVID-19 vaccines to contain the pandemic.
“All necessary measures are being undertaken by the Ugandan government and its partners to obtain the Covid-19 vaccine,” Muhooz’s Twitter posted, sharing the Health Ministry’s statement.