What Museveni’s victory in Uganda elections means for EAC

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Supporters of incumbent Ugandan Presdent Yoweri Museveni celebrate on the streets of Kampala on January 16, 2021 following his victory in the presidential election.

Photo credit: Badru Katumba | AFP

What you need to know:

  • While the opposition in Uganda raises questions about the integrity of the January 14 elections, the implications of the just concluded polls will be felt across East Africa.
  • For Kenya, it is not just about trade as Mr Museveni could be a major behind-the-scenes player in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession campaigns.

When Kenya’s fifth president is elected in 2022, the victorious candidate will have to deal with a familiar face in the region who has been around for nearly four decades.

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