Uganda has denied claims that it betrayed Kenyan foreign minister, Ambassador Amina Mohammed, resulting in her losing the African Union (AU) chairpersonship in the just concluded AU elections.

 

In statement from the foreign ministry, Uganda has dismissed betrayal allegations as baseless.  “Uganda wishes to state categorically that our support to the candidature of Ambassador (Dr) Amina Chawahir Mohammed before and during the elections yesterday [Monday] was unequivocal.

This was premised on the fact that Uganda enjoys bilateral relations with the sister country of Kenya and Ambassador Amina Mohammed was our endorsed East African candidate,” the statement from the foreign affair ministry said.

Uganda called upon the people of Kenya to forget the allegations and work together [with Uganda] in bid to strengthen the EAC integration.

Monday’s AU elections come six months after they were called off, reportedly after all contenders failed to garner the required two thirds majority. This was after some countries, mainly from West Africa abstained from the vote.