Uganda’s Commander for the armed Land Forces also first son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has pleaded to meet the DRC president Felix Tshisekedi amidst heightening tensions over the looming crisis in the Eastern region.
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Currently, the Commander in Chief Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has instructed all Ugandan forces to take positions and stop further movements in the DRC after locals expressed rage and fury oved the alleged imperialistic tendencies exhibited by Kampala. A lawmaker in the Kinshasa parliament yesterday reiterated that Kampala is directly conniving with Kigali to back the notorious M23 rebel outfit that is tormenting civilians in the Eastern province of Ituri.
The words of the MP have since triggered protests within DRC. Locals are seen holding placards chanting anti-Museveni sentiments whom they accuse with having sinister intentions for their country. Uganda had last year announced plans to launch a mega road construction project stretching into the mineral rich Eastern DRC. Most Congolese believe that the Kampala administration simply wants to exploit the war torn area by sustaining and backing rebel groups like M23 and ADF in a bid to justify their presence.
By the time of filing this story, Congolese locals had stormed the streets demanding an immediate end on all foreign missions within their country. They are praying for the immediate evacuation of all foreign armed forces operating in the territory of their country. A crisis meeting held by the EAC top leaders resolved to deploy a regional force to contain the situation. The chairman of the EAC Uhuru Mwigai Kenyatta ordered that regional members constitute a force that will be deployed to monitor the situation. Muhoozi is now seeking an appointment with President Tshisekedi to see how the boiling tempers in the DRC can be relaxed.