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Odinga, considered one of the front-runners in the 9 August presidential elections, paid the courtesy call on Thursday evening.

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni says his talks with Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga at State House in Entebbe touched on issues concerning the two neighbors.

Odinga, considered one of the front-runners in the 9 August presidential elections, paid the courtesy call on Thursday evening.

In a tweet about the meeting, Odinga said: ”We walked down memory lane to discuss the shared history of our countries aimed at forging stronger ties moving into the future.”

Mr Odinga has been touring the region – earlier on Thursday he attended the opening in South Sudan of the Freedom Bridge over the River Nile with President Salva Kiir.

The structure is expected to improve trade as it will now be easier to transport goods over the river.

A record 55 presidential candidates have been cleared to contest in Kenya’s election.

Odinga is expected to face a stiff challenge from Deputy President William Ruto.

The stability of Kenya matters in the region as many imports for landlocked East African nations come via Kenyan ports.

The violence that erupted after Kenya’s 2007 election had economic repercussions for neighbouring countries.