• June 18, 2024
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Raila, Murkomen see off Museveni at JKIA

Raila, Murkomen see off Museveni at JKIA

By Patricia Mollyne Mataga

ODM leader Raila Odinga on Friday, May 17, 2024, joined Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen in seeing off Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

Museveni has been in the country for a three-day state visit.

In an update on his verified X handle, Murkomen said they had a brief consultation meeting with the ODM leader Museveni left.

The consultation, the CS said, was on among others infrastructure and regional transport connectivity.

“It was a pleasure meeting my friend, the former Prime Minister Rtd Hon @RailaOdinga, as we saw off Uganda’s President HE Yoweri Museveni at the airport. We had a brief consultation on national matters, including infrastructure and regional transport connectivity,” Murkomen said.

The CS further noted that he wished Raila well in his bid to become the next African Union Commission chairperson. 

“We shall make great strides as a nation and as a continent when leaders work together,” Murkomen said.

Raila has in recent days been making high-profile appearances at government events, raising eyebrows over his ties with President William Ruto.

Ruto has, however, openly been campaigning for the former Prime Minister’s AU bid in what might explain Raila’s presence in state events.

During his visit to Kenya, Museveni witnessed the two countries sign several agreements, including one that enables them to directly purchase petroleum products from suppliers.

The two nations also agreed to initiate extension of the pipeline from Eldoret to Uganda.

Meanwhile, President Ruto left the country for a visit to Rwanda.

In an update on its social media pages, State House said, “President @WilliamsRuto has arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, for the annual summit of the Africa CEO Forum.”

“He has several engagements, including a high-level meeting with investors, a presidential panel and an interview with the ‘Financial Times’ of the United Kingdom,” he added.

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