In Summary

  • At most Ugandan secondary schools and universities Kiswahili is present, thanks to student exchange.
  • In early 2017, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics reported a decline by 20 per cent of Kenya’s exports to Uganda.

There can be diplomatic disagreements, Kampala and Nairobi may have a few bones of contention once in a while, but the cord cannot be cut.

One is the volume of trade.

LANGUAGE

Mombasa is an important name to a Kampala trader: from vehicles, to every other tiny commodity, everything comes through the Kenyan port.

At most Ugandan secondary schools and universities Kiswahili is present, thanks to student exchange.

BUSIA
The Kalenjin community in Kenya extends to Uganda; a Sabiny needs no interpreter to speak with Kenya’s Deputy President William Samoei Ruto.

The Samia, found in the two countries, make free entries and exits in Busia, with some living in a dilemma on whether to belong in Kenya or Uganda.

BANTU
Former Kenyan Vice-President Moody Awori reigned when his younger brother Aggrey Awori was running for president in Uganda.

He became a Cabinet minister.

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