Tempers are rising in South Sudan after President Museveni referred to their people as “blue” and not black.
Museveni was Tuesday explaining the negative impact of tribal and politics of identity during NRA Liberation Day at State House, Entebbe.
“If you look at South Sudanese carefully, they are not black. They are actually blue. It’s not black, it’s blue. So how can you call blue men…you must be sick,” Museveni reiterated.
The description evoked rage on social media forcing the office of the president to ask their Ugandan counterpart to explain to the world what he meant by “South Sudanese are blue people.”
“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.
Early this month, while addressing his supporters in Yumbe District, Museveni labeled South Sudan as a “laboratory of bad leadership”.