The administration of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has issued a statement regarding Deputy President William Ruto’s abortive trip, distancing itself from the power struggles in Kenya.
Uganda’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem, gave a press conference at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala on Wednesday afternoon, August 4, to respond to claims that Uganda was interfering with Kenya’s domestic politics.
Museveni and his administration, according to Oryem, have no personal interests in Kenyan politics, and Ruto’s visit to the neighbouring country is purely Kenya’s responsibility.
The Minister went on to say that Uganda was unaware of the reasons for Kenyan authorities delaying and cancelling Ruto’s flight at Wilson Airport on August 2.
He went on to say that the Kenyan High Commission did not inform Uganda about Ruto’s visit, implying that the two countries did not consider it an official visit.
Museveni has been asked to respect Kenya and refrain from participating in the country’s affairs by ODM Chairman John Mbadi.