Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has criticised Kenya for 'exploiting' Ugandans in the air travel business.
During his first address to the newly appointed cabinet, Museveni announced that Uganda had decided to revive its national airline 20 years after it collapsed.
Besides Kenya, Museveni pointed out that Ethiopia and South Africa had also ditched the comradeship that existed between them by misusing his countrymen.
“Ugandan travellers are suffering because of, apparently, not having a national airline,” he said.
His sentiments could raise eyebrows over the state of diplomatic relations between Kenya and Uganda after a pipeline deal between the two flopped.
Uganda snubbed Kenya for Tanzania in the pipeline deal allegedly over security reasons in the Northern region of Kenya.
Meanwhile, Kenya on Wednesday sealed another pipeline deal with Ethiopia during Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's three-day state visit to Kenya.