United States Embassy Kampala, Uganda
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstrations on October 3
September 30, 2016
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of the potential for demonstrations on October 3 in connection with the return of opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye to Uganda. Dr. Besigye is expected to arrive and hold a press conference at Entebbe International Airport on the morning of October 3. Following his press conference, Dr. Besigye plans to proceed by car to the headquarters of his political party, Forum for Democratic Change, to meet with his supporters.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence, and may also result in road closures and traffic jams. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
U.S. citizens are encouraged to review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s website where you can find the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Uganda Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the S. Embassy in Kampala, located at Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
P.O. Box 7007, at tel.+(256)(0) 414-306-001 and +(256)(0)312-306-001, 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 KampalaUScitizen@state.gov. For after-hours emergencies, please call +(256)(0) 414-306-001 and +(256)(0)312-306-001.
- 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).