Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Crowds forming and Demonstrating in Kampala

U.S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda

21 September 2017

US Embassy Kampala informs US Citizens that there is widespread deployment of government security forces throughout the city, particularly near Parliament and Makerere University. We have received reports of tear gas being deployed as well as gunshots. The following map depicts areas where motorists may experience problems including heavy traffic congestion over the next few days due to increased government security operations in central Kampala. Travelers should avoid crowds, refrain from photographing security personnel, and use alternate routes when possible. Areas recommended to avoid include:

  • Downtown Kampala
  • Kiseka Market Area
  • Clock Tower
  • Makerere University

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic is expected to be heavy during this time. Please make use of radio, television and alternate means of information sources.