Museveni Flies UPDF Chopper On Rwanda Trip


more about geneva;”>This followed reports that Museveni’s official Shs88.2bn Gulfstream V jet had developed a mechanical fault.

High profile officials who welcomed Museveni in Kigali were amused as the President disembarked a UPDF chopper.

Under normal circumstances, Museveni uses the Gulfstream to travel across borders. In previous trips to Rwanda, Museveni has always used the jet.

Contacted, Special Forces Command (SFC) publicist Edison Kwesiga requested for 15 minutes to “crosscheck.” He was yet to give us feedback by the time we posted the story.

The President’s Deputy Spokesperson Lindah Nabusayi denied reports the jet was grounded.

President Kagame receives his Ugandan counterpart,Museveni, following the East African Legislative Assembly address on April 24

“I am not aware of that. But what I know is that the President was in Kisozi before crossing over to Rwanda and coming back. It is not true that every time the President is travelling he must use a jet.”

She added: “And you see these are neighbouring countries. So he could have found it easier to use a helicopter to Rwanda and then return to his cows. We recently used that jet to Nairobi and other countries. It is not grounded,” she emphasized.

In a related development, Museveni stepped in his new S600 Pullman Guard armored limousine during his Rwandan trip.

This was the second time the President was seen being chauffeured in the Mercedes Benz since 50th Independence Anniversary at Kololo ceremonial grounds in 2012.


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