Ugandan president has issued a statement regarding the upcoming Kenyan elections later in August this year.
During na interview with the country’s New Vision Newspaper, Yoweri Museni has stated that his government does not interfere with internal affairs of another country.
He noted that elections in Kenya is a matter of Kenyans and it is up to the Kenyans to make decision on whom they want to be their president.
“Elections in Kenya or any other African country are a matter for the people of that country,” Museveni is quoted as saying.
He further noted that he does not take sides and therefore has no preferred presidential candidate in this year’s elections.
Many Kenyans have perceived the NRM government as supporting DP William Ruto. In 2015, Ruto campaigned for Museveni in districts that boarder the Kenyan side especially near Kapchorua and Bukwo.
In 2019, the DP and his allies were hosted by Museveni in statehouse Uganda for a luncheon. In July 2021, the DP was also the chief guest in laying foundation for a vaccine factory in Uganda.
As a result, many Kenyans are of the opinion that Museveni will likely support the DP. His many forays to Uganda saw the DP barred by the immigration department later in August for unclear reasons.
The clarification will be an important step in mending the Kenya-Uganda relations that have soared in the recent past.