Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was among the first Heads of State to send a congratulatory message to Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni following his re-election to another term in office.
In his message, President Kenyatta stated that he respected the choice of the people of Uganda to elect Yoweri Museveni for a fifth term saying Kenya would continue its close working relations with Uganda.
“I am very pleased to congratulate His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni in his re-election as President of the Republic of Uganda,” read the statement. “The people of Uganda have spoken, and they have spoken very clearly. We respect their choice of President Museveni.”
Kenyatta stated that Kenya valued its close friendship with neighbouring Uganda, which is founded on common history, common culture and common interests.
“In years past we have worked closely together for the prosperity and freedom of our nations. We look forward to continuing the work that both our nations have already done, together and in concert with the East Africa Community (EAC), the African Union (AU) and IGAD (the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development),” said the president.