MORE PHOTOS: Minute by Minute of Kampala Riot

hospital geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Meanwhile, traders working on Yamaha Centre in Kampala close shops protesting against an increment in the rent fees by the proprietor of the building.

They display placards to show their anger. They claim that according to the new arrangement, rent had been doubled without prior notice from the landlord.

Police led by CPS DPC Andrew Ruhweza storm the area and try to bring the situation to normal but the tenants don’t heed to Police’s plea to be calm as matters are solved.

Nsereko dares Police to shoot him

11:00AM: Clad in a black stripped suit, Lukwago moves out of his house and takes to his compound for a few minutes before going back to the house.


Outside his gate, Police deploys heavily with two police vehicles swinging into action with full board.

11:10AM: Lukwago’s driver arrives and enters the Lord Mayor’s house efore both of them move outside and enter Lukwago’s car ready to drive off to Nakivubo Settlement Primary School.

11:20AM: Lukwago drives outside his gate ready to move out. A white Police patrol car driven by a female cop blocks the Lord Mayor’s Land Rover from moving.

Police officers swing into action and plead with Lukwago not to move away from his home but he rather sticks to his earlier decision.

“Which offence are you accusing me of to stop me from moving out of my home?” questions Lukwago.

Police officers immediately arrest the Lord Mayor who is forced into a waiting white patrol car.

Sewungu and Nsereko rally support for Lukwago

The Lord Mayor is the whisked away in a convoy Naggalama Police Station where he is detained.

11:45AM: For the time being, at Nakivubo Settlement Primary School, FDC Women League and Youth Wing leaders Ingrid Turinawe and Doreen Nyanjura respectively are arrested as they try to access the area.

At Kissekka market, police deploys heavily as chaos looms.

It is at this time that Kampala Central MP, Mohammed Nsereko and Kalungu West legislator Joseph Ssewungu arrive in a Toyota Pajero as their supporters cheer them up chanting ‘Lord mayor’ and singing the Buganda Anthem.

Anti-riot Police personnel patrol downtown streets

Nsereko stands a top of the vehicle and dares Police to shoot at him as supporters gang around his car while he tries to move to the Division headquarters.

11:58am: Police disperses Lukwago’s supporters while Police patrol cars escort the Kampala Central legislator to his office.

Police trucks start patrolling the area pouring water on the rioters as they are dispersed. The latter start throwing stones to police officers which forces them to fire tire gas.

12:30pm: The chaos is contained but police remains heavily deployed at the market.

Teargas rocking downtown Kampala, the heart of today’s riots

Meanwhile at City Square- Buganda road, police block the street allowing only pedestrians to access it. Police in groups of ten officers are patrolling various parts of the city.

At Nakivubo Settlement Primary School, Police commanded by Sam Omara are manning the place with a police van, truck and patrol car stationed to ensure sanity at the place.

Anti-riot Police personnel in a street battle with rioters

All dowtown streets in Kampala are being tightly guarded

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