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‘What Do You Mean “Blue People”?’ — Kiir’s Lieutenant Charges At Museveni

Museveni on Monday while trying to explain his stance on politics of ethnic identity said South Sudanese are actually not black, blue people.

South Sudan Presidency is asking Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni to retract a statement in which he referred to South Sudanese as “blue people.”

Museveni on Monday while trying to explain his stance on politics of ethnic identity said South Sudanese are actually not black, blue people.

“But the politics of Identity, if you are Arab but some other people are not Arabs. When you look at South Sudanese, they are not black they are actually blue,” Museveni said as the crowd laugh.

South Sudan Presidential spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny told local media that Museveni’s remarks were regrettable.

“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.