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Kenya: Uhuru’s Message to Uganda Leader Criticised On Social Media

Kenya: Uhuru’s Message to Uganda Leader Criticised On Social Media

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday made an unusual step in congratulating his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni for his election victory, a move that led to criticism on social media.

Mr Kenyatta’s congratulatory message was followed immediately by that of Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza, whose own third term has led to violence and bloodshed.

Mr Nkurunziza sent “warmest congratulations” to President Museveni’s for a “well-deserved re-election”.

It was the first time President Kenyatta had been that quick in acknowledging election results, even as other leaders in the region kept off Ugandan politics.

“I am very pleased to congratulate His Excellency Yoweri Museveni on his re-election as President of the Republic of Uganda. The people of Uganda have spoken, and they have spoken very clearly.

“We respect their choice of President Museveni,” Mr Kenyatta wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday evening, hours after the Ugandan Electoral Commission announced results of the controversial elections.”

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