Uganda is not secure - US warns its citizens on coming to Uganda
Having recently issued sanctions to the Chief of Military Intelligence (CMI), Maj Gen Abel Kandiho, accusing him of engaging in acts of inflicting violence and violating rights of political opponents, the United States of America has gone ahead to warn her citizens planning to fly into the 256 that it's not as safe as it seems.
The US issued a travel advisory yesterday where it marked Uganda grade III, in levels of threat and this is the second worst state a country can be in. “Reconsider travel to Uganda due to crime and terrorism,Terrorist groups active in Uganda have claimed responsibility for recent bombings in and near Kampala. While the attacks do not appear to have targeted foreigners, anyone can be a victim of acts of violence, the travel advisory reads.
The US-Uganda relationship has been what can teerm as an on and off type, with both countries breaking off and reconciling over again. Whether there's a "behind the scene" story the ordinary Ugandan doesn't know of and won't know of, this should come off as something to worry about.
In the advisory, the US continues to highlight some of the crimes that have been happening in the country, starting with the November riots of last year where many people lost lives, which earned the month a nick name of "Black November," the recent Masaka killings, among others.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga when asked re-assured Ugandans that all is well and that they are going to visit the US embassy and talk about the advisory. This is not the first time the country has received prior warnings, only for the police to rub it off with the "all is well" statement until something terrible happens. Will it be the same story or we're actully safe?
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