Uganda president apologizes to Kenya for son’s ill-advised invasion tweets
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has apologized in both English and Shona for the invasion of Kenya by his son, Robert, in which the president’s son shot dead a top army general and killed two other civilians. Robert Museveni is serving a life sentence on rape charges following his arrest in July near Masai Mara, Kenya.
In an apology first tweeted, then re-tweeted and then deleted, Museveni apologized for his son’s actions. Museveni also apologized to Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta in both English and Shona.
“I have received a call from President Uhuru Kenyatta who asked me to convey his sincere condolences on the tragic deaths at the hands of his son,’’ Museveni’s statement read.
He apologized for the killing to Kenyatta in Kiswahili and to Kenya’s people in Shona.
“I will be committing to the Kenyan people at this juncture of immense grief that my words on behalf of my people and the nation will be delivered with sincerity, integrity and patriotism,’’ Museveni wrote.
Museveni also apologized to Kenya’s people for what he said was the theft of his Kenyan identity.
Kenyan leader will offer prayers for the fallen soldiers.
Ugandans are now questioning his apology because the murder of the soldiers was not Museveni’s doing. The president is not the father of Robert Museveni.
The Ugandan Government and the Robert Museveni Foundation said they would now review the president’s apology.
However, we hope that this is just a temporary review that goes no further than the apologies and that this review will conclude with an apology for every member of the Museveni family, in particular Robert.
The full text of the Ugandan President’s statement and apology to Kenyans reads:
“As a father, I apologize to all Kenyans, including the survivors of the attack who we will not see again. This incident is deeply painful to us all as we know that many lives are indeed lost for no reason