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Museveni cleverly disagrees with Uhuru on how long his state visit in Kenya should last



– State House Kenya tweeted indicating President Museveni will be visiting Kenya for two days

– Hours later, Museveni himself also tweeted indicating he will be visiting Kenya for three days

– The Ugandan strongman arrived in the country on Wednesday morning for a two-day state visit

– During his visit, he will hold bilateral talks with Uhuru, tour Mombasa Port and ride of SGR train

Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s state visit in Kenya may last longer than was initially anticipated.

The Ugandan head of state was expected to be in the country for two days, but that may not be what he had in mind when he landed at Moi International Airport in Mombasa on Wednesday, March 27, morning.

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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni landed at Moi International Airport on Wednesday, March 27, morning nad was received by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Photo: State House Kenya.
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A few hours after he landed in Kenya, Museveni tweeted indicating he will be in the country for three days, and not two days as was earlier indicated by his host, President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“I arrived in Mombasa, Kenya, this morning (Wednesday, March 27) for a three-day state visit on the invitation of His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta. Our discussions will focus on how to strengthen our countries’ political, social and economic ties,” he said.

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Perhaps, the two presidents may have discussed and agreed to extend the state visit, except the same was not captured in a tweet shared by State House Kenya, leaving many confused on just how long the Ugandan leader will be in the country.

“President Kaguta Museveni of the Republic of Uganda accorded full State Reception including a Guard of Honour mounted by a detachment of the Kenya Navy and a 21-gun salute upon arrival at the Moi International Airport, Mombasa for a two-day State Visit,” State House Kenya tweeted moments after Museveni’s arrival on Wednesday morning.

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Museveni, who was warmly welcomed by Uhuru, Deputy President William Ruto and Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho, held talks at the State House in Mombasa during which they discussed regional trade, the boiling tension between Uganda and Rwanda and the long-standing Migingo Island row between Nairobi and Kampala.

The Ugandan leader thereafter toured the port of Mombasa which continues to play a big role in facilitating trade between the two countries.

Museveni and Uhuru also addressed some of the unresolved trade issues between Kenyan and Ugandan sugarcane, maize and poultry farmers

The local farmers had accused their Ugandan counterparts of flooding the market with cheap produce making it difficult for the Kenyan farmers to sell their own produce.

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After the crucial bilateral talks and the joint press briefing, the Ugandan president was set to ride on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) train alongside his host, Uhuru, from Mombasa to Nairobi.

He will be the first ever visiting head of state to ride on the Kenyan SGR.

Museveni last visited Kenya in August 2018 during which he held talks with Uhuru on among other things trade, security, investment, transport, tourism and education.

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