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British High Commissioner drives to Magere

Military and police helicopters hover over the residence of Kyagulanyi at Magere. He has been under House Arrest until court ordered security to vacate.

Britain’s top diplomat in Uganda visits Kyagulanyi

Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Kate Airey, the British High Commissioner to Uganda yesterday Jan. 27, 2021 visited the National Unity Platform (NUP) president, Robert Kyagulanyi, following the lifting of his de facto house arrest.

On Jan.25, Court ordered the security forces to end the house confinement of Kyagulanyi and his wife, calling it unlawful and a violation of his rights.

According to a short statement posted on the British High Commission’s Facebook page, Airey and Kyagulanyi “discussed the political situation in Uganda, the restrictions to political freedoms pre and post elections and the concerns raised over electoral processes.”

“The High Commissioner urged the Honourable Kyagulanyi and all parties to reject violence, engage in peaceful dialogue and follow due process to address any electoral irregularities,” the statement reads in part.

“As a long standing partner to Uganda and a steadfast advocate for Ugandan democracy, the United Kingdom will continue to follow post-election developments closely.

Kyagulanyi’s home had been besieged by the military for 12 straight days since Jan. 14 when Ugandans went to the polls to elect the president and MPs.

The security forces refused to allow in visitors into Kyagulanyi’s home at Magere on the northern outskirts of Kampala. When, Natalie E. Brown, the U.S ambassador tried to visit Kyagulanyi on Jan.18, she was stopped by the security forces.

The American embassy said Brown wanted to check on his “health and safety.” But the government angrily accused the U.S of trying to “subvert” the recent presidential elections which saw Yoweri Museveni declared winner with almost 59% of the vote against his closest rival, Kyagulanyi, who polled 35% of the vote.

Ofwono Opondo, the government spokesperson said the U.S ambassador had no business visiting Kyagulanyi.


  1. But is this even newsworthy?

    • Their houseboy was giving them very many excuses so they went to verify those excuses and give new orders, “Go to supreme court or we sack you.”

      Is that news?

      Let them mind their business as we mind ours as sovereign nation. This is not 1961.

  2. Now here about these comments in poverty they run abroad for funds and in poor governance they they to demand independence

    • Who is they? Who supports running abroad for funds?

      That “aid” money is full of problems and has even made Africa worse off.

      It’s even the reason why some states feel entitled to disrespect the sovereignty of other states.

    • On Christ the Solid Rock I stand

      True. You’ll not see them rein in on government on posts about borrowings yet the country is sinking in debt…”People never pay you back with the same mood they use to borrow your money.”

      • Borrowing and being in debt does not mean surrendering sovereignty. Africa is not for sale.

        It’s actually quite interesting how quickly people are willing to chop and change the subject, reducing sovereignty to borrowing and debt, forgetting the history behind it all. One wonders why they would do that… and at what expense?

        Anyway, let us continue praying for Uganda and paying attention to events as they unfold. Maybe by next elections, candidates will have improved their approach to some of these things. Or maybe we will have better candidates. We can only hope.

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