“Those Kenya Protests Can’t Work Here, Don’t Even Think About Starting”- Minister Warns Ugandans

Posted on June 27, 2024
By Sean Musa Carter
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The Ugandan Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of Regional Affairs, John Mulimba, has sent out a serious warning to citizens on attempting to copy the protests in Kenya that pressured President William Ruto to abandon the new taxes that were introduced.

Speaking out to the press, Minister John warned Ugandans against ever trying such tough protests since they can not work here.

“Don’t try this at home. Kindly tell Ugandans not to replicate what they saw in Nairobi,” the minister said.

It should be noted that these protests also affected Ugandan property in Kenya as the Uganda House, a commercial building on Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi's Central Business District, was vandalized and set  on fire. The six-floor building, which had recently been refurbished, was scheduled to reopen on June 28. However, due to the extensive damage, these plans are now postponed.

“After assessing the extent of the damage, we will initiate renovation plans and select a new date for reopening,” he Added.

Mulimba said the government is in talks with Kenya on several issues, including the damage to Uganda House, economic concerns, and the movement of people between the two nations.