Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threat Against Martyr Day Celebrations

The U.S. Embassy in Uganda alerts U.S. citizens of a reported threat against the Uganda Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo and other government buildings during the week of Martyr Day Celebrations.  Police contacts and media have expressed concern about the possibility of terrorist activity on Martyrs Day, celebrated on June 3, and have advised that security agencies will deploy heavily in and around the Uganda Martyrs Shrine.  U.S. citizens should avoid these areas. Individuals traveling in and around the Shrine and government buildings can expect heavy security and possible delays.

The U.S. Embassy takes this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans; remain aware of their surroundings, including local events; and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security such as varying daily routines and avoiding crowded locations.

For further information:

  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, located on at Plot 1577 Ggaba Road, at +256 (0) (414) 306 001, 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, or by email at
  • After hours emergency numbers for U.S. citizens are  + 256 0414 306 001 / + 256 0312 306 001 / +265  0414 259 791
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).