Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s president, presented a “special message.”
According to a statement from State House, Muhoozi, the Commander of Uganda’s Land Forces, met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to address several subjects of “importance to Kenya and Uganda.”
“The restoration of peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo was one of the topics covered,” it added.
Both countries have invested extensively in a peace effort in eastern DRC, where violence has erupted on a regular basis for the past 30 years. Nairobi started an initiative this month, backed by East African Community member nations, to convince combatants to choose negotiation with President Felix Tshisekedi’s government in exchange for amnesty and rehabilitation programs.
However, the M23 armed organization, one of the embryonic initiatives, has already begun to pose a concern.
“It was an honor and a joy to see President Uhuru Kenyatta, my big brother and friend, in Nairobi recently. Muhoozi wrote, “I also presented to him a special message from HE Kaguta Museveni.”
The message from President Museveni was not specified in the transmission from State House Nairobi, but a talk on DRC could indicate a possible partnership to ease tensions that erupted between Rwanda and DRC last week.
In areas of eastern DRC that have been liberated from terrorist hideouts, Uganda is also constructing some link roads.
Even though the previous two encounters were informal, this was President Kenyatta’s third meeting with Lt-Gen Muhoozi in less than a year.
Lt-Gen Kainerugaba, Uganda’s presumed political heir-apparent, has recently been in the news.