By Derrick Kiplagat
Pope Francis landed in Uganda after a three day visit in Kenya, which saw a humongous amount of faithful throng the streets of Nairobi to have the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Pontiff and listen to his sermons. The Pope strongly condemned corruption and the wealthy minorities who grab limited resources at the expense of the poor.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for over two decades, showed his delight at the Pope’s visit saying he is, “ honored to host Pope Francis” adding that the Pontiff’s “Compassion for the poor and his frankness of the spirit is an encouragement for all of us.”
Large crowds gathered in Uganda’s main Airport Entebbe 30 kilometers a drift of Uganda’s Capital Kampala. More crowds could be seen along the streets of Kampala with the entire area painted with black, yellow and red banners, the colors of Uganda’s National Flag.
The Pope’s visit to Kenya was his first ever visit to Africa, a move that has left many Kenyan faithful delighted and experiencing the feeling of fulfillment. The Pope’s visit has also benefited the youth with his words of wisdom at the Kasarani stadium. His coming has also benefited Kangemi, which had a face lift ahead of the Pope’s visit.
His coming has also brought political leaders from different divides together, overlooking their differences and converging to welcome the Pope into the country.