Police, Amama youth in epic US embassy battle


Police manhandles a female Mbabazi supporter (Photo by Kenneth Kazibwe)

Youth allied to Amama Mbabazi Monday morning stormed the US embassy in Nsambya, Kampala to meet the US ambassador to Uganda, Scott DeLisi.

Kato Isa, the NRM Poor Youth Forum coordinator, told us the youth had planned a meeting earlier with the ambassador.

They were supposed to talk to him about US President, Barack Obama’s visit to East Africa.

They had earlier in the year planned a march to Kenya after police arrested them at the same embassy in their popular Kampala Marathon.

As planned, the youth led by Vincent Kaggwa, who was recently illegally arrested by police and detained for supporting Mbabazi, marched to the embassy to follow up their meeting.


Kaggwa who led the group

Donning JPAM T-shirts and carrying banners declaring their support for Amama, the youth found their way into the embassy.

Counter terrorism police had sniffed something amiss and raced to the embassy where they battled the youth.

Police said they had not sought official permission to visit the US consulate.

The youth who spoke to us claim to have engaged police in a satisfactory battle that officers wont forget soon.

Speaking to The Insider, Kaggwa, the hero of the “Embassy Battle”, described the scene as “epic and bloody”.

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