President Uhuru Kenyatta was amongst 11 African Heads of State who graced Ugandan chief Yoweri Museveni’s swearing-in ceremony in Kampala on Wednesday.
However Rwanda’s Paul Kagame was conspicuously absent, fuelling hypothesis on elevated pressure between the 2 nations. Rwanda has closed the principle border with Uganda at Gatuna for the previous two years.
President Kenyatta left Nairobi for the hour-long journey to Kampala on Wednesday morning.
His entourage and motion precipitated a site visitors snarl-up throughout Mombasa street heading to the Jomo Kenyatta Worldwide Airport (JKIA) within the morning. International Affairs Cupboard Secretary Racyelle Omamo accompanied President Kenyatta for this journey.
Different Presidents current on the occasion held on the Kololo grounds embody Evariste Ndayishimiye (Burundi), Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Somalia), Emmerson Mnangagwa (Zimbabwe), Salva Kiir (South Sudan), Hage Geingob (Namibia), and Alpha Conde (Guinea).
Others are Sahle-Work Zewdw (Federal Republic of Ethiopia), Felix Antoine Tshikedi Tshilombo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (Ghana), and Samia Suluhu (Tanzania).
South Sudan vice-president Malik Agar Eyr and Naledi Pandor, who’s South Africa’s minister of worldwide relations and cooperation have been among the many different dignitaries current
Museveni,76, was re-elected for a sixth-elective time period in workplace after successful the January 2021 elections by 58%.
Museveni’s closest challenger Robert Kyagulanyi who’s popularly known as Bobi Wine garnered 33% as per the official data by the Electoral Fee.
Ought to he full this time period, Museveni, a former guerrilla chief, can have dominated the tiny East African nation for 4 many years.