Saturday, 12 January 2008

Ugandan troops in Kisumu rumour or fact

I had heard the rumours last week, but there seemed to be an official denial that Ugandan troops were in Nyanza province.

Raila said Ugandan president Museveni has called him thrice denying there were Ugandan soldiers in Kenya. "Museveni was at pains to explain that his soldiers are not here. He asked me to clarify the issue to the Kenyan people."
Even as Museveni denied this, the rumour of Ugandan soldiers killing civilians in western Kenya remained strong

Quotes from A nation at crossroads by Ben Agina and Museme Machuka of the East African Standard.

I read this article this afternoon and it seems that there still remains anti Ugandan feelings in Kisumu.

What I find interesting is that Shabir Shakeel, MP and former mayor of Kisumu confirms the rumour but says he does not believe they were Ugandan soldiers. However the victims who were wounded by their bullets are saying something else.

The plot thickens.

Update 13/01Related article: Alarm over alleged presence of Ugandan troops.


dble O said...

They are in Kenya. Headlines of a local daily confirm this 'Uganda to send 3000 troops to Kenya' they are crossing through the lake. The question is, what will you do about it?

Tamtam said...

dble o

I don't know what we can do about it.

Do we have the power to do anything about it?

Why are they being sent in when Kenya is not at war?