Museveni Mends Ties With Kenya Airways

President Yoweri Museveni hired the services of Kenya Airways to the AU Summit in Ethiopia last week

President Yoweri Museveni is at good terms again with neighboring Kenya’s carrier Kenya Airways, shop also known as KQ, after a major stand off two years ago.

Museveni was in March 2015 angered when the airline declined to pick him from Uganda to Nairobi for a regional meeting.

The president, who was slated for an extra ordinary EAC Heads of State Summit in the Kenyan Capital, was forced to take an Ethiopian Airlines flight after KQ refused to pick him from Mbarara town.

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The company defended itself saying its pilots were not accustomed to the routes to the rural town; but Museveni was still displeased.

He reportedly expressed his disappointment to his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta on arrival in Nairobi.

As a result the Kenyan Parliament took interest in the matter, summoning Kenya Airways officials to explain “the embarrassment.”

Museveni arrives at Entebbe International Airport last evening from Addis Ababa

Museveni arrives at Entebbe International Airport last evening from Addis Ababa

Chimpreports however, understands this bad blood is no more as Museveni recently sought the services of the same company on his trip to Addis Ababa.

The president’s Media Assistant Ms Linda Nabusayi confirmed that Museveni called for Kenya Airways to take him to the Ethiopia Capital; for the African Union Heads of State Summit.

He returned yesterday evening on board the same Company’s Embraer 190 and was welcomed at Entebbe Airport by among other government officials the Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi.

Ms Nabusayi told us on phone this morning that the President opted for the KQ flight because his Gulf Stream private jet was “undergoing regular maintenance.”

“It’s nothing much, his jet was being serviced at the time,” she clarified on whether or not the luxurious $50Million Gulfstream V jet had suffered a break down.

“We cannot wait until it breaks down, it has to be serviced regularly,” she said, adding “When we ask for a new one you start shouting.”



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