By Charles Katabalwa
21st March 2023
The Democratic Party (DP) has asked President Yoweri Museveni to engage his Kenyan counterpart William Ruto to address the ongoing protests in Kenya.
This is after an eruption of protests called by Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga that literally put Uganda on the edge, amid calls to President Yoweri Museveni to intervene by the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and the National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED).
Uganda is a landlocked country and largely depends on its eastern neighbour for imports and export through the port of Mombasa, Kenya being Uganda’s main supply route for essential goods including fuel.
Norbert Mao, the DP President who is also the Minister for Justice and Constitution Affairs while addressing journalists at party headquarters in Kampala at city house said that President Museveni should intervene for the sake of Uganda.
Mao believes that Museveni can effectively dialogue for peace in Kenya due to his experience of keeping peace in Uganda and the neighboring countries.
He has also advised member countries of the East African Community to come out and engage President Ruto and Raila Odinga into dialogue for a peaceful Kenya.