Energy CS Charles Keter
The relation between Kenya and Uganda is at an all time low if the recent happenings are anything to go by.
Kenya Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter recounted how the Kenyan team was humiliated by a hostile host who did not even bother to give them a chance to present their case.
The CS, who was appearing before Baringo Senator Gideon Moi led Senate Energy Committee, went on to say that the Tanzanians stated that the Kenyans were not welcome. Keter said that their invite to Kampala was meaningless as the two countries had already sealed an agreement.
Ugandan oil pipeline will pass through Tanzania and not Kenya as earlier agreed.
He was quoted by the Daily Nation as saying:
“The Tanzanians said our team was not welcome. We already knew Uganda’s decision so we did not bother so much”
Keter shared the tribulations the Kenyan delegation faced on their trip to Tanzania. Their passports were confiscated with clear instruction that the team should not be allowed to reach Tanga Airport.
The CS went on to say that Kenya should put its interests first:
“We have been bending over backwards to accommodate our brothers but we will reach a time when we begin looking at our interests first”
President Uhuru has also been angered by Yoweri’s backward politics. Rumors are rife that the Kenyan President is working on reclaiming the grabbed Migingo island by Ugandans.
The Jubilee government endorsed and vigorously campaigned for Museveni presidential bid. He was elected and seemingly forgot about his new found political buddies.