Kadaga to Meet President Uhuru Kenyatta Over Transfer of UN Base
Kadaga: Kenya Already Has More UN Agency Bases
Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has requested to meet Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta over the proposed transfer of the United Nations base at Entebbe to Kenya.
According to Kadaga, the transfer would “affect the livelihoods of Ugandans currently employed there”.
On June 4, Kadaga met Kenyan MP Christopher Omulele who paid her a courtesy call.
Omulele is in Kampala for President Yoweri Museveni’s State of the Nation Address.
He is the one representing Speaker of the Kenya Parliament Justin Muturi.
Kadaga revealed that she had wanted to talk to Kenyatta on her recent trip in Kenya.
“When I was in Kenya last week, I wanted to speak to the President on the transfer of the UN base from Entebbe to Kenya,” said Kadaga.
“Ugandans are unhappy because you have eight agencies and taking this base would make many Ugandans lose jobs.”
Kadaga asked Muturi to help her secure an appointment with Kenyatta.
“Please inform Mr. Muturi that I would like to come and meet the President with a Parliamentary delegation, because in view of our population, we should share opportunities.”
Hon. Omulele committed to engage the Speaker of the Kenya Parliament to discuss the concern and find mutual grounding saying, “It will be good if we can have a meeting between yourself and the leaders in Kenya so that this issue can be settled”.