Museveni Rwanda spying on Uganda (1)
According to Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the talk of Rwanda spying on Uganda is mere nonsense, dismissing it as a waste of time. FILE PHOTO

President Museveni has dismissed the talk Rwanda is spying on Uganda saying that it is little more than idle talk.

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the president of Uganda has rubbished the lousy talk that country neighbours Rwanda are spying on them saying that the talk is a mere waste of time.

Following an investigation report by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) that has since been making rounds on social media, it was reported that Rwanda is using Israel software, Pegasus to spy on a number of top Ugandan officials in government.

Among other names mentioned in the crime, the report was the former Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, the former Chief of Defense Forces, General David Muhoozi, senior intelligence officer Joseph Ocwet and one of the National Unity Platform party’s top figures Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu.

However, in an exclusive interview with French TV, France 24, the president said the talk was a mere rumour and a waste of time because someone once they have a secret, it will always remain hidden in their minds.

“It is a waste of time….. Spying to do what? … but if I have secrets you will not know because they (secrets) are in my head. They are not on microphone,” Museveni said.

Going further, the president was also asked about the ongoing cold war with their neighbours that has since left Rwanda’s Katuna border with Uganda closed for nearly two years and also stopped its citizens from crossing to Uganda.

In response, Museveni said he is not the one to blame for the closure. He said even after a series of friendship talks with his counterpart in Angola, he is unaware why the border is still under closure.

“You go and ask the border. I am not the one who closed it. We had discussions (with Kagame) long ago with mediation of Angola and I have not seen the border being opened,” he said.

In addition, he indicated that it is unfair to talk about souring relations when their neighbours (Rwanda) are not around to defend themselves.

“I don’t want to go into that because Mr. Kagame is not here and you are not a court. I am not going to justifying my position towards you against mr kagame,” Museveni indicated.

“Well, a bully how? By doing what? I don’t agree with it. He should tell you how we are bullies,” he added rubbishing claims that Uganda has been a regional bully to other nations.