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Muhoozi Rekindles Memories Of The Time Uganda Almost Annexed These Western, Eastern Parts Of Kenya

Muhoozi Kainerugaba was called out and beaten before he apologized after threatening to take over Nairobi in a matter of days.

The threat to annex all Kenyan districts that were formerly part of Uganda before the colonial re-demarcation of the territorial boundaries brings back memories of the time when Uganda, under the leadership of then-President Iddi Amin, vowed to do so.

Turkana was one of them, as well as a portion of Lake Rudolf (now Lake Turkana), West Pokot, Tranz-Nzioa, Bungoma, Busia, Kakamega, Central Nyanza, South Nyanza, Narok, Kisii, Kericho, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo, Marakwet, Nyandarua, Nandi, Kisumu, Eldor

However, how did this occur? went back in time to remember the past.

The procedure to hand over the Eastern Province of Uganda to the East African Protectorate (Kenya) was started on April 1, 1902.

The affected areas were roughly located between the current eastern portion of Uganda and a line extending north from the intersection of British and German territory.

These districts were assigned as a result of foreign secretary Henry Charles Keith's preference to follow the recommendations of special commissioner in Uganda Sir Harry Johnston over those of foreign office officer Clement Hill.

The proposal of moving the land to modern-day Kenya was motivated by a variety of considerations.

Finding an administrative center for both Uganda and the East African Protectorate (Kenya) was Johnston's task, keeping in mind that the two will eventually be unified.

At the time, Mombasa and Entebbe served as the East African Protectorate's and Uganda's respective administrative centers, respectively.

Al-Haji Field Marshal Idi Amin Dada, the president of Uganda, made an attempt to alter the borders between the two nations in 1976.

He asserted that these regions produced almost all of Kenya's riches and were exceedingly fruitful.

President Amin declared in a statement he had given on February 14, 1976, that he was educating the people of Uganda about their historical geography.

He implied that Uganda's borders extended past Torit and Juba in the Sudan and to all of western Kenya, up to a distance of around 30 kilometers from Nairobi.

Amin also claimed to have a documented agreement, dated 1926, that transferred some of Uganda to Kenya and Sudan, and was signed by Herbert Asquith, the British colonial secretary of state at the time.

Amin was the head of the now-defunct Organisation of African Unity (OAU) at the time of his accusations; the OAU had adopted a resolution in 1964 pledging all members to maintain the borders established upon their attainment of independence.

The entire Rift Valley Province and northwest Kenya would be present-day countries today if the colonial British administration had not given away some of Uganda's land.

President Jomo Kenyatta threatened to stop Uganda's imports through the port of Mombasa due to these allegations.

A sizable convoy of Soviet-made weapons was seized by Kenyan intelligence in June 1975 as it was being transported from Mombasa port to Uganda.

It was believed that the importation of weapons with the goal of waging war on his neighbors was driven by the territorial claim.

The connection between Kenya and Uganda is still friendly and mutually beneficial.

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