The office of the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni has released an official statement saying the president has given US rapper Kanye West, who changed his name to Ye last month, and his wife, Kim Kardashian Ugandan names.
President Museveni named Kanye West 'Kanyesigye', which means 'I trust'; and for his wife, Kim Kardashian, her new name is 'Kemigisha', which means "The one with blessings from God", the office of the president published through a Facebook post.
The couple were "excited" by the names given to them by the president when he met them at State House earlier today, his office said.
According to the statement, Mr Museveni told the couple that Uganda is for all.
“This is the source of human life, even the whites originally came from here,” the president is quoted by his office as saying.
The US rapper said he was happy to be in Uganda, which he described as his second home, according to Mr Museveni's office.
"He informed the president that he intends to put up a world class tourism school in the country, which will support the tourism industry not only in Uganda but the East Africa region in general," Mr Museveni's office added.The post by State House, Uganda
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has met with visiting American rapper, Kanye Omari West and his wife, Kim Kardashian, who paid a courtesy call on him this morning at State House, Entebbe.
The President welcomed the couple to Uganda saying the country is for all the people.
“This is the source of human life, even the whites originally came from here” he said.
The President and his guests later exchanged gifts.
The visiting couple was excited by the Ugandan names given to them by the President.
Kanye West received the name "Kanyesigye"- meaning, Ï trust, while his wife was named " Kemigisha"- meaning the one with blessings from God.
The American rapper on his part expressed happiness at being in Uganda describing it as his second home. He informed the President that he intends to put up a world class tourism school in the country, which will support the tourism industry not only in Uganda but the East Africa region in general.
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