Clashes at Polling Stations in Kampala
February 23, 2011
Reports of ballot stuffing have resulted in small clashes at polling stations in Kisementi, Wandegeya and Nakasero. Police are responding but tensions are high. This Warden Message is to caution all U.S. citizens to avoid unnecessary travel in Kampala at this time. The Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens to:
- Ensure that the number for the police (999) is programmed into your cell phone.
- Keep your cell phone charged and with you at all times.
U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest security information. You should keep all of your information in STEP up-to-date, including your current phone number and a current email address where you can be reached in case of an emergency.
U.S. citizens should also consult the Country Specific Information Sheet for Uganda and the Worldwide Caution, both located on the Department of State’s web site. Up-to-date information on safety and security is available toll-free at 1-888-407-4747 from within the United States and Canada, or at regular toll rates at 1-202-501-4444 for callers from outside the United States and Canada, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
The U.S. Embassy in Kampala is located at 1577 Ggaba Road, Kampala, Uganda, Telephone: 256-414-259-791 or 256-414-306-001, Facsimile: 256-414-258-451.