President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday,12 May 2021 arrived in Uganda for the inauguration ceremony of Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Foreign Affairs Cabinet secretary Raychelle Omamo and her Transport transport counterpart James Macharia were also in attendance. Kenyatta’s entourage landed at Entebbe international airport in mid-morning and proceeded to the venue.
At least ten African presidents have attended the function amidst growing Covid19 fears in the developing country that has reported a surge in new infections in recent days.
They include Tanzania president Samia Suluhu, Somalia’s Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, South Sudan’s Salva Kiir, Namibia’s Hage Geingob, Ghana’s Nana Akufo Addo, DRC Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi, Évariste Ndayishimiye (Burundi), and Alpha Conde (Guinea).
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) May 11, 2021
Museveni is being sworn in for a sixth term in office with the opposition calling on the 76-year-old who has been at the helm of leadership for 34 years to vacate office and pave way for new leadership.
On Tuesday, Opposition leaders Kisa Besigyea and Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, alias Bobi Wine, claimed their houses were surrounded by security officials over fears that they were planning to disrupt the swearing-in ceremony.
But Deo Akiiki, Uganda’s Army Deputy Spokesperson, claimed the move was aimed at averting possible chaos.