Senior Presidential Advisor in charge of Special Operations, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has held talks with Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta.
“It was an honour and pleasure to meet my big brother and friend President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi recently,” said Gen Muhoozi this Wednesday morning.
“I also delivered to him a special message from H.E. @KagutaMuseveni,” Muhoozi Tweeted.
He shared pictures of the duo’s meeting at State House, Nairobi.
The UPDF General, who also doubles as Commander Land Forces, did not disclose what Museveni’s message entailed. Neither did he shed light on his discussions with Uhuru.
However, the meeting came against the backdrop of intense fighting between M23 rebels and DRC forces.
It was an honour and pleasure to meet my big brother and friend President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi recently. I also delivered to him a special message from H.E. @KagutaMuseveni. pic.twitter.com/j4hCSj7BRF
— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) June 8, 2022
Kenyatta, who is the EAC chairman, has been mediating the conflict that has triggered a massive refugee exodus to Uganda and disrupted joint infrastructural projects in the area.
Kenyatta recently hosted talks between DRC President Felix Tshisekedi and representatives of armed movements in eastern Congo.
However, this did not stop the fighting in North Kivu where over 20 DRC soldiers have been killed in the last two months.
Muhoozi recently Tweeted that “Uganda believes that dialogue and not war will solve the M23 issue.”
The DRC government accuses Rwanda of supporting the M23 rebel movement, a claim Kigali denies.
Rwanda accuses DRC authorities of working closely with militia from FDLR – an armed movement whose founders are blamed for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
Muhoozi recently said “FDLR or Interahamwe trying to fight Rwanda will be disastrous for them. We would support our brothers in Rwanda against genocidaires!”
Delivering a state-of-the-nation address on Tuesday, President Museveni said using force against armed movements in the region is like applying surgery in medicine.
“Surgery is used as a method of last resort when less violent methods to the body can no longer work. Even then, it should be used in a very restricted way, affecting only the sick part, not the rest of the body,” said Museveni.
“East Africa under our current Chairman, H.E. Kenyatta, can resolve all these security challenges using appropriate actions – political methods where feasible and force where necessary. Uganda is ready and able to contribute.”