Andrew Mwenda has sparked a huge debate on social media suggesting he wants to organise a meeting between Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba and Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine.
Andrew Mwenda a journalistic calm fixer, is reportedly known for having had a hand in organising a meeting between President Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame of Rwanda in 2018 when tensions between the countries were high.
Andrew Mwenda then tweeted to confirm the meeting between the two East African leaders: “President Kagame will have a one day working visit to Uganda for a meeting with President Museveni in Entebbe tomorrow, Sunday March 25, 2018. It will be a follow up on the Addis Ababa meeting of February. The aim is to find a solution to the tensions between the two countries.”
Critics then questioned the journalist for confirming the two leaders’ meeting ahead of the respective ambassadors of the two nations.
@kasbana then queried: “Mwenda, are you taking over work from Rwandan Ambassador in Uganda, what’s your role in this? Stop over blowing yourself.”
@SZigomba raged: “Its incredibly weird that a meeting between 2 heads of states: @KagutaMuseveni & @PaulKagame can be announced to voting public by a journalist. None against #Mwenda but honestly, this is as #WeirdAsItGets. What about #Mushikiwabo and #Kuteesa?”
Mwenda, a former Daily Monitor journalist who now owns the Independent Magazine, is yet at it this time proposing a meeting between Muhoozi and Kyagulanyi.
Lt. Gen. Muhoozi is the commander of the land forces and also the special advisor of President Yoweri Museveni on special assignments. While Kyagulanyi or Bobi Wine is the President of the National Unity Platform who contested the 2021 Presidential elections.
Mwenda in a tweet on his official Twitter account @AndrewMwenda on Saturday reminded his followers that he brought together Muhoozi and Bobi Wine with proof of a picture of the pair shaking hands then in Kampala.
Andrew M. Mwenda@AndrewMwenda: “My grand children @mkainerugaba and @HEBobiwine meeting the good old days. As the Old Man of the Clan, I want to organize another conference like this where we can discuss the 2026 election and how to move this country forward! Do u read me??”
However, from the supporters of the pair, Andrew Mwenda who also refers to himself as Old Man of the Clan, it will be a mountain of an assignment for him.
@ObwonaIsaiah: “Organizing a conference for the two to exchange ideas is not a big deal however, the notion under which it will be organized is the subject that raises eyebrows…”
@BrianNakibinge: “Its Andrew Mwenda‘s opinion. Its not gospel truth. After all he is sugar coating autocracy and make it appear healthy for our politics and economy. He has been good at this for the last 6 years . I don’t expect anything different.”
Award winning journalist and writer who has worked as a stringer for a couple of acclaimed South Africa based German journalists, covered 3 Ugandan elections, 2008 Kenya election crisis, with interests in business and sports reporting.