Outrage as Museveni describes S. Sudanese as “blue people”
South Sudanese on social media are calling on the 76-year-old Ugandan leader, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, to explicitly clarify the meaning of “blue people” and apologize to the nation for the derogatory remarks.
Responding to the insulting remarks made by the Ugandan head of state, the Press Secretary in the Office of the President, Ateny Wek Ateny, called on Museveni to shed light on his statement.
“President Yoweri Museveni himself knows that there are only the white, the Asian and the black people. We never heard of blue people. President Museveni has to explain to the world,” said Ateny Wek, presidential spokesperson.
This is not the first time the Ugandan leader, Museveni has openly insulted the people of South Sudan.
In the last few weeks, Museveni termed the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, as a laboratory for bad leadership, however, such a remark went unnoticed by the South Sudanese government.