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Museveni Rejects Calls for Retaliation Against Kenya

President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda will not retaliate against Kenya over the ongoing trade wars, president, Yoweri Museveni has said.

He dismissed the calls for retaliation in his televised address on Sunday evening, saying it does not offer a long-lasting solution to the problem.

His remarks come at the backdrop of a heated row between the two East African Countries over’s Kenya’s ban on the importation of Uganda’s maize and poultry products.

Kenyan slapped a ban on the importation of Uganda’s maize last week on the grounds, it contains high levels of Aflatoxins beyond the permitted limited.

However, Kenya has since lifted the maize ban.

Recently, the Ugandan parliament expressed displeasure with the fact that Ugandan supermarkets are flooded with Kenyan products yet the Ugandan government remains silent when Kenya bans Ugandan products.

However, during the Sunday evening national address Museveni noted that the issue of banned commodities should not take the stage, saying Ugandans and other citizens in the region need to focus on the larger picture of integration. 

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