Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday afternoon met with his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni, in what’s seen as a frantic attempt to patch up the imploding relations between Uganda and Rwanda.
President Kenyatta had just met with the Rwandan leader Paul Kagame in Gabiro, when he jetted in for the brief meet at State House Entebbe.
State House, which announced the meeting between the two leaders, was yet to divulge details of what was discussed.
“President Yoweri Museveni and his counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya have today held a bilateral meeting at State House in Entebbe,” State House announced in a brief to the media.
“President Uhuru was in Uganda for a brief working visit. The two leaders discussed various local and regional issues.”
The Entebbe meeting however, was attended both the Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Sam Kutesa and the Ministry Permanent Secretary Amb. Sam Mugoya, as well as Kenyan Ambassador to Uganda Kiema Kilonzo
It awaits confirmation whether or not President Kenyatta was here to deliver a message from Rwanda’s Paul Kagame who last weekend publicly accused President Museveni of among others, working with Rwandan enemies to dislodge his government.
According to the Rwandan presidency, Kenyatta held a “a tête a tête meeting on the sidelines” of the National Leadership Retreat at the Combat Training Centre in Gabiro.
Kenyatta’s meeting with the Rwandan and Ugandan leaders is an apparent initiative to reconcile to reconcile the two neighbors and avert a possible military confrontation.
Speaking briefly to the delegates at the Rwanda retreat, Kenyatta said Rwanda needs to work together for common prosperity.
“Rwanda alone will not make it. Kenya alone will not make it. But together we have a huge and tremendous potential of growing prosperity for our people and our countries,” said Kenyatta.
He added: “We have challenges but I am convinced that with goodwill and good intentions, which is what we have for our people, we will resolve even those challenges that are ahead of us.”