By Watchdog reporter
A photograph of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni with an aged former Zambia’s founding president Kenneth Kaunda, is a moment one can rarely see.
Museveni who has been in power for 30 years, and is almost striking retirement age of 75, according to Uganda’s constitution, met President Kaunda during his visit to Lusaka, Zambia for a two-day state visit. As Museveni weighs options over his retirement plans, he needs to get inspiration from retired and honorable people like Mzee Kaunda.
President Museveni called on Mzee Kaunda at his home, and the old man emerged to welcome him outside his residence.
According to the State House, Mzee Kaunda insisted he must give his guest the bouquet of flowers himself.
President Museveni said he celebrates Kaunda and Late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere’s role in liberating Africa from the colonial yoke.
“I am their disciple,” he said.
On Monday afternoon Mr Museveni was chief guest at Zambia’s 52nd Independence Anniversary celebrations on invitation of Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu.
Kenneth David Kaunda, also known as KK, served as the first President of Zambia, from 1964 to 1991. Several Presidents have followed in the footsteps of Kaunda.