Museveni says he doesn’t regret calling South Sudanese “blue people”

Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta describes South Sudan’s citizens as “blue people” |Photo: File

Responding to members of the press this afternoon, Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said he doesn’t regret referring to South Sudanese as “blue people” and shouldn’t be questioned over his comments on South Sudan.

Mr. President, your recent remarks on South Sudan has caused an online uproar. Do you regret calling South Sudanese “blue people“?.

“No, I don’t regret it. Who has the audacity to question my comment?,” the Journalists quoted Museveni as saying.

According to reports, Museveni was seen walking away and refused to take further questions from another journalist who wanted to know the ulterior motive behind the derogatory comment.

Museveni made the remarks earlier this week at the 35th NRM Victory Anniversary in Kampala, Uganda.

So far, the reason behind the statement remains obscure.

Since South Sudan descended into conflict in 2013, Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been a staunch ally of President Salva Kiir Mayardit, and the two leaders still maintain their close relationship.