Burundi President arriving at airport today

The President of Burundi Évariste Ndayishimiye has arrived in Uganda ahead of the inauguration of President elect Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

President-elect Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who has been in power since 1986, will officially be sworn in tomorrow, May 12, 2021 at Kololo Independence Grounds Under the theme; ‘Shaping Uganda’s Destiny, Our Sole Collective Effort’. The former bush war fighter will be sworn in for a sixth term.

Ndayishimiye who took over from the late Pierre Nkurunziza arrived in the afternoon aboard Uganda airlines.

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Meanwhile the President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed was the first dignitary to arrive in the country. The two were received by the minister of internal affairs Okello Oryem.

The two are part of the 42 invited heads of state from Africa and the rest of the world, and so far 21 have confirmed attendance.

Museveni has been instrumental in the peace keeping process in the war torn country. Uganda has sent over 100,000 peacekeepers in Somalia serving under African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The East African country was the first to deploy troops under AMISOM into Somalia in March 2007.

The incumbent, was declared winner of the January, 14, 2021, elections after beating National Unity Platform’s (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, his closest rival.

The presidential election which had 11 candidates was won by Museveni who got 6,042,898 representing (58.38%). His closest opponent Kyagulanyi Robert Sentamu got 3,631,437 votes representing (35.08%).