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President Uhuru Kenyatta in Kampala for Yoweri Museveni inauguration

Thursday May 12 2016

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Ugandan leader

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni at a past event. FILE PHOTO | PSCU 

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President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Kampala on Thursday morning to witness the swearing in of Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni.

President Kenyatta, who is accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, flew into Uganda from Kigali, Rwanda, where he attended the 26th World Economic Forum (WEF).

The plane carrying the President and his entourage touched down at Entebbe International Airport shortly after 10am.

On arrival, the President was received by Kenyan High Commissioner to Uganda Maj-Gen (Rtd) Geoffrey Okanga and senior Ugandan government officials.

Several heads of state and government are expected to attend President Museveni’s swearing-in ceremony.

President Museveni won the 2016 elections with 60.8 per cent of all votes cast. His closest rival Kizza Besigye polled 35 per cent.

At the World Economic Forum in Kigali, President Kenyatta spoke about the need for governments to work with the private sector to impart market-relevant skills to the youth, whom he identified as the bedrock of economic growth.

He said it was necessary to make significant investment in young people to enable them to participate effectively in economic development.