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Ugandans complain about their country to Kenyan journalist Larry Madowo

A section of Ugandans has complained about the state of affairs in their country to CNN International’s Kenyan Correspondent and Host of African Voices Changemakers, Larry Madowo.

The complaints came after Larry Madowo shared on his socials that he was in Uganda and asked if the country was the greatest African city.

Greetings from Kampala – Africa’s greatest city?” Larry Madowo posed the question.

He shared a photo of Kampala’s skyline with large tracts of land being green with huge leafy trees as he also asked his followers, “Why can’t your city be this green?”

While his Kenyan compatriots joked that they would report him to Kenyan authorities for praising other cities instead of his own home. Coincidentally, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja responded to Larry’s quip by saying, “Larry… 🤷‍♂️,” to which the journalist responded by telling the Governor, “Usiwahi (Don’t) tense.”

Further down in the comments, Ugandans both praised and criticized their city. Below are some of the negatives pointed out by Ugandans to Larry Madowo about their ‘Pearl of Africa’ renowned for its beauty, abundant wildlife and diversity in landscape and culture.

“Welcome to my motherland where opposing govt with a dissenting view is terrorism, homosexuality, taboo, etc etc,” said Moses Walugembe, a renowned Ugandan reporter.

“Am Ugandan, but this lie of kampala being Africa’s greatest city should stop. Let’s not try to impress the pay cheque,” added Wandera Wamushya.

“Yeah the views and the food are awesome but the bodas are something else,” opined HerMerix.

“😂 Nothing’s great about Kampala but Nairobi is💯,” said Mumangi.

“A city that looks like a village. Imagine slums in the middle of the city and you call that a city???” asked Samuel Saira.

“I am a Ugandan who has ever traveled to Nairobi and all I can say is Kampala isn’t Africa’s greatest city,” added @Elbito_Guzzman.

“Kampala wd be among da first 20 cities in Africa bt Poor roads Boda bodas Insecurity “u can’t tok on fone at nite” Poor drainage Bad governance(traffic not in order),” said Shaban K Moore.

Larry Madowo’s new assignment as a CNN show host with African Voices Changemakers charges him to “highlight the continent’s most dazzling trendsetters who impact the lives of others while influencing areas such as music, film, sports, and technology.”

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