Museveni says Kenyans are lucky to have leaders like Moi
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has described the late former President Daniel arap Moi as a patriotic leader who knew how to deal with problems facing the country.
Museveni says Kenyans have largely enjoyed peace since the country gained independence thanks to the late former Presidents Jomo Kenyatta and Moi, who he says had the “right medicine” for the nation.
The Ugandan president was speaking at the National Memorial Service in honour of the late President Moi at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.
“In Africa, leaders are like doctors… If you can’t diagnose what is ailing a country you cannot treat that disease and the country will end up in problems. Kenyans you have enjoyed peace since independence you have not faced war… it’s only some slight clashes which was a joke compared to what other countries have witnessed,” said Museveni, causing the crowd to burst into laughter.
“This means your leaders were able to detect what is ailing the country and they prescribed the best medicine. I have witnessed the contribution by Kenyan leaders. Mzee Moi and Kenyatta had medicine that could solve problems facing Kenya and East Africa at large.”
Museveni pointed out that patriotism, love for the East Africa region and capacity to reconcile are the three qualities that Moi had and which other leaders should emulate.
“When I was invited I said I would take this opportunity to bring out those three qualities which I saw personally. He has gone but we who have remained behind should take some of those lessons. May the Almighty God rest his soul in peace,” said Uganda’s president.
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