Skip to main content
#
www.ugandaonline.net
rss feedour twitterour facebook page pintrest instagram
Sponsored

Ads

Friday, April 29 2011

As the rest of the world was glued to the Royal Wedding, In Kampala, it was a day of chaos. Gun shots, tear gas, police and military pick-ups were the order of the day for a greater part of Friday.

Riots started from Kisekka market and later spread to other parts of the city. Demonstrators were pelting the police with stones. Kisekka market was littered with burning tyres.

Police together with the military police took over forcing all the shops to close as many took off for safety. It is likely that these demonstrations were sparked off by the way Dr. Kizza Besigye's car was smashed and later arrested in Wandegeya on Thursday.

Kampala city was on fire plus other places like Kalerwe, Kasubi, Ntinda with all roads blocked and tyres being burnt in all these places. This paralysed transport to and from Kampala city leaving many passengers stranded.

Red Cross ambulance vehicles were plying on most routes in search for the wounded. In Mulago Hospital, It was a bee hive of activity with increasing numbers of those that were either suffocating from the tear gas or injured as a result of the scuffle.

The fracas left two dead and many injured. Several arrests were made in the process.

Meanwhile, the opposition leader's condition has still not improved leading to his being transferred to Nairobi for further medical attention. At the airport, security operatives held him for an hour before he was cleared to go. He was accompanied by his personal doctor. He left aboard KQ 414 to Nairobi hospital. He is still in pain on his right ear and eyes according to his personal doctor.

By 3:00pm Kampala shops were still closed and the city deserted. A number of passengers were seen waiting for commuter taxis that had long stopped operations. The police tried to clear the mess and unblocked the roads as much as possible.

Posted by: uowd AT 08:31 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email

Diamond Platnumz finds love in Kim Nana

Kim Nana and Diamond Platnumz making a bold statement

Wema Sepetu banned from acting following her leaked clip with new lover

Wema Sepetu's last pic on Instagram and inset is the banned actress issuing her apology

Sponsored

 Entertainment Photos

Ads

Top Stories 
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Uganda to start issuing the EAC electronic passport in January 2019
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
Tulambule Ne Zari 4-day-tour of Western Uganda with the Minister of Tourism
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Sheebah Karungi is the proud owner of this orange SUV
Thursday, 20 September 2018
After a few weeks in the USA, Bobi Wine has returned to th country to serve his constituents
Monday, 17 September 2018
Chameleone is teaching Daniella a few games

Ads

Ads
Ads
Sponsored
Site Mailing List 
Uganda Entertainment News

Uganda Online Email    Copyright © 2018 UgandaOnline.Net- All rights reserved.

Privacy PolicyDisclaimer