The United Kingdom has warned her nationals to be vigilant following unrest in the capital Kampala today.
‘’ There have been reports of traffic disruption including on the Entebbe road (possible diversions in place) and disruption to SMS and social media access during the election period. There continue to be some tensions and heavy deployment of security forces in and around Kampala. Tear gas has been used to disperse crowds in some areas. There may continue to be heightened tension, unrest and possible violence in the immediate post election period. Continued disruption to traffic, transport and other services is also likely.’’ Reads part of the statement from UK Overseas Business Risk Service.
There is a general threat from terrorism. The Ugandan police regularly issue alerts about possible threats to locations in Kampala and the surrounding area. In the past, these have included hotels, educational institutions, public places and the venues for sporting and religious events.
‘ ‘ You should be vigilant at all times. See Terrorism Avoid travel by road outside major towns at night, except between Kampala and the airport at Entebbe.’’
Around 15,000 British nationals visit Uganda every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
Source: Overseas Business Risk service