Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday visited Rwanda and Uganda and held private meetings with Presidents Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni after weeks of tension between the two countries.
Kenyatta began with Rwanda and held talks with Kagame at the Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) Combat Training Centre in Gabiro.
He thereafter flew to Uganda where he had talks with President Museveni at State House, Entebbe.
“President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday held a bilateral meeting at State House Entebbe. President Uhuru was in Uganda for a brief working visit. The two leaders discussed various local and regional issues,” State House said on Monday evening.
Rwanda two weeks ago closed their border with Uganda at Gatuna, denying Ugandan cargo trucks from accessing Rwanda. They also warned their citizens from crossing to Uganda.
President Kenyatta briefly addressed government and private sector officials in Rwanda earlier on Monday, acknowledged challenges within the region but called on leaders to work together to find solutions.
“It is true that we are faced with some challenges as neighbours and as a region. Through goodwill and good intentions, we will be able to resolve these challenges,” Kenyatta said.
“We need to connect more. Rwanda alone … Kenya alone will not make it but together we have tremendous potential of growing prosperity for our people and our countries,” he added
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