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BACKLASH : Kenyans React After President Uhuru Congratulates Museveni For WIN

It didn’t go down well on Sunday morning  when Kenyans read the congratulatory message by President Uhuru  for probably supporting  Museveni who is out of favor.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday applauded President Museveni for his re-election in what he described as respectable choice from Kenyans and reiterated the friendship that Kenya holds with Uganda.

With EU having stated the elections were not free and fair and the strongest contender Kizza Besigye being under House Arrest, Kenyans on social media did not approve the message as they felt that it was too early to send such a message at a moment when a number of Ugandans are grieving.

Kizza Besigye who lost the election to President Museveni for the fourth time

I am very pleased to congratulate His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni on his re-election as President of the Republic of Uganda. The people of Uganda have spoken, and they have spoken very clearly. We respect their choice of President Museveni.

Kenya values its close friendship with Uganda. That friendship is founded on a common history, a 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 African Community, the African Union, and IGAD.

Museveni was re-elected by Ugandans in a contentious election
Museveni was re-elected by Ugandans in a contentious election

We look forward, too, to even closer integration.
I wish President Museveni every success as he serves his nation for another term. He and Uganda can count on my support, and my friendship, as well as that of their brothers and sisters in Kenya. President Uhuru stated through a press release

The comments that followed included.

Wanyama Evan May the whole world understand that this is a personal statement from uhuru and does not in any way represent the view of Kenyans.No sane mind can talk positive about an open dishonest election marred with irregularities and intimidation of opponents like uganda’s.

Kapia Frankline Abdallah I regret on behalf of people of Kenya.The views Kenyatta has expressed here are personal and do not reflect wishes of kenyans.We stand with our Brothers in Uganda this trying moments of their democracy

Peetah Mzito Museveni is a dictator who rules and commands everything in Uganda, he oppressed the opposition so that he could retain power by the bullet. This victory is only his, dictatorship and greed for power is what will ruin Africa.

Kenn Stiffler I wish our president could just inbox him the congratulatory message instead of dragging us all in it.

Harold Harold Sorry Mr president you can not puport to speak for me,as a matter of fact am not party to this statement..

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Norway Withdraws 20 Billion Aid To Uganda After Signing Of Anti-Gay Law By Museveni

The Norwegian government has withdrawn Shs 20 bilion in budget support to Uganda over the Anti-Homosexuality law President Museveni assented to on Monday.

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“The new law violates fundamental human rights and the Ugandan Constitution,” the country’s Foreign Affairs minister, Mr Børge Brende, said. “We will hold back around Norwegian Kroner 50m of our aid to Uganda…we will increase our support to human rights and democracy defenders,” reads a statement by Kyrre Holm, the First Secretary at the Norwegian Embassy.

Both The Netherlands and Denmark were reported to be considering slashing their aid package to Uganda, having frozen development assistance in 2012 over pilfering of $13m by bureaucrats in the Office of the Prime Minister.

The developments follow announcement by the US and Sweden that they are reviewing their assistance to Uganda too. “…we are beginning an internal review of our relationship with the government of Uganda to ensure that all dimensions of our engagement, including assistance programmes, uphold our anti-discrimination policies and principles and reflect our values,” US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement on Monday.

The White House said Mr Museveni, by signing into law a legislation criminalising homosexuality, had taken Uganda a “step backward”. Mr Kerry added: “…this law is more than an affront and a danger to the gay community in Uganda; it reflects poorly on the country’s commitment to protecting the human rights of its people and will undermine public health, including efforts to fight HIV/Aids.”

Separately, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton described as “draconian” the legislation criminalising homosexuality, providing up to life sentence for the worst crimes in gay relationships.

President Museveni said individuals who promote homosexuality, those recruited on financial inducement, and those who public exhibit homosexual affection should be punished harshly by the law.

The President castigated Western government for attempting a “social imperialism” by imposing their values on Africans forcibly under the guise of promoting human rights, warning that homosexuality has no place in Uganda.

– Daily Monitor

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