Tweets by Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, a presidential son and commander of Uganda’s land forces, indicated that Uganda might side with Rwanda. His father, President Yoweri Museveni, backed Rwanda during Nairobi talks on 20 June on the formation of a regional force that will be deployed in eastern DRC.
This has left Kinshasa wondering if Kampala should be trusted.
Another true Muchwezi, H.E. @KagutaMuseveni entering our brotherly country Rwanda and received by thousands. I have always told you people that Uganda and Rwanda are one country! Longlive Presidents @KagutaMuseveni and @PaulKagame! pic.twitter.com/hdRA1k1my0— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) June 23, 2022
Three days after the stormy talks in Nairobi’s ended with the DRC rejecting Rwanda’s request to be part of the regional force, Museveni travelled to Kigali by road through the Katuna border, reopened by Rwanda in March this year after three years of closure. He flew from Kampala to the border point on a military helicopter.
Museveni received a rousing welcome in Rwanda as the convoy drove to Kigali. Hundreds of Rwandans lined up on the road to cheer him. It was the kind of cheering that he no longer gets in Uganda,
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