Kenya’s President, William Ruto, has arrived in Uganda Saturday afternoon, for the first time since taking office in September this year.

At Entebbe International Airport, Ruto was received by the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem.

President William Ruto at Entebbe International Airport on Saturday. He was received by Hon Henry Okello Oryem, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

This is part of his tour of the region which started this week with Ethiopia. From Uganda, Ruto will then to Tanzania. The agenda for the regional tour includes talks on business and political ties.

President Ruto is expected to meet his Uganda counterpart, Yoweri Museveni before attending the Sunday celebrations of 60 years of Uganda’s independence at Kololo.

The trip comes days after an online tiff between Kenya and Uganda that was triggered by a tweet made by Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, President Yoweri Museveni’s son, claiming his army could capture Nairobi in no more than two weeks.

This is President Ruto’s first visit to Uganda since assuming office last month.

Gen Muhoozi had also tweeted that if Kenya’s retired president Uhuru Kenyatta had run for a third term he would have won. In Kenya’s constitution, a president can only serve two terms.

Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs distanced itself from the first son’s tweets and President Museveni has since apologised for his son’s actions, even though he defended the decision to promote his son to a full-time general.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He...

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