Handshake fever reaches Uganda, but will Museveni budge on unity talks?
The handshake fever is going international. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and opposition leader Kizza Besigye on Sunday became the latest leaders to shake hands.
The two met during Martyrs Day celebrations at Anglican Shrine in Namugongo, Central Uganda.
President Museveni and Dr Besigye shook hands not once, but twice during the Martyrs Day event sparking some excitement online.
The two leaders have only shook hands twice after their heated campaigns in 2016. Both incidents have been at the Namugongo shrine.
The first was in November 2016 during Pope Francis’ Mass at the shrine and now in June 3 during Martyrs Day.
Ugandans are hoping that the latest handshake, just like in Kenya’s case, would bring unity talks.
Bravo! Mature politics is not about hatred but reasoning, tolerance and love.
— Fred Mayende (@FredMayende) June 4, 2018
When i looked at President Kenyatta and Deputy President Ruto saying am sorry to Raila and Kalonzo tears came from my eyes.This M7 KB hand shake z nothing we need dialogue kenya z moving forward coz of dialogue.
— Walukagga (@Walukagga4) June 4, 2018
Eventually politiclal maturity will reach Uganda and stay. Small beniginings?
— Rutasheka (@NickMugishaB) June 3, 2018
we want the shaking to get out of Namugongo,lets have organised peacetalks to settle up this country.They last shook hands at namugongo wn pope came here en they have again met
— Aryatuhwera deus (@DeusAryatuhwera) June 3, 2018