President William Ruto arrived in Kampala, on Saturday ahead of Uganda’s Independence Day Celebrations.
Even though Ruto is expected to attend the East African neighbour’s 60th anniversary since attaining self-rule, State House confirmed that Kenya’s Head of State is in Uganda to “hold talks with his host President Yoweri Museveni.”
The visit comes just days after Museveni conveyed his apologies to Ruto over remarks attributed to his son, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, which raised a diplomatic storm between the two countries.
“I ask our Kenyan brothers and sisters to forgive us for tweets sent by General Muhoozi, former Commander of Land Forces here, regarding the election matters in that great country. It is not correct for Public officers, be they civilian or military, to comment or interfere in any way, in the internal affairs of brother countries,” President Museveni said in his message to Ruto
Both Ruto and his host confirmed that they held talks on Saturday afternoon.
” [I] Had a great meeting with President Kaguta Museveni at StateHouse, Entebbe, Uganda, ahead of tomorrow’s 60th Independence Day celebrations. The Kenya – Uganda bond is growing stronger,” President Ruto said.
“I held a fruitful discussion with H.E Williams Ruto at State House Entebbe this evening, we discussed matters of mutual interest to our nations and people. Ungana nami kumkaribisha Rais wa Jamhuri ya Kenya,” President Museveni said in his part.
Ruto has been accompanied by among others; his wife Rachel and Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary nominee Alfred Mutua.