the arrested activists say, Trump said he would deal with long serving African presidents including Museveni
Police in Kampala have on Tuesday arrested two Uganda youths for demonstrating with placards inscribed with the words “vote Trump” outside the United States embassy in Uganda.
The suspected supporters of Republican nominee Donald Trump Bigirwa Moses and Allan Kitonsa while their colleagues; Kizza Hakim, Kayondo Juma and Nsibuka Harunah escaped.
Witness reports told Police that the youthful activists all from Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) arrived at the embassy located in Nsambya suburb of Kampala at 9am, and began a surprise pro-Trump demo.
They requested embassy security to be allowed to campaign for Mr Trump from inside the diplomatic premises.
They were denied access, but refused to budge before Police were called in and arrested and detained them at Kabalagala police station.
According to the arrested activists, Trump in his manifesto said he would deal with long serving African presidents including President Museveni thus they had to show solidarity with him.
This is the same group that was in September arrested and detained for demonstrating at the entrance of Parliament against the Presidential Age Limit Bill from the current 75 years to none which if passed would allow Mr. Museveni to rule Uganda for life.
Uganda and the US Election
By Edward Ronald Sekyewa; Investigative journalist and media consultant
Even though Donald Trump’s is only one step away from moving into the White House for the next four years, very few Ugandans believe that he has the potential to beat off the challenge coming in from the democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Many political analysts in Uganda think that the moment Donald Trump was elected to be the Republican flag-bearer in the November 2016 United States presidential elections, the next presidency of that country was automatically handed over to Hillary Clinton whom they believe is going to become America’s first woman president.
The Ugandan general public does not seem to be interested in what is going on between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the US, but if you asked them about the preference between Trump and Clinton, many will be in favor for Clinton. Her name has simply been positively registered as a former First Lady who visited Uganda while her husband was still US president and later as a Secretary of State.
Earlier this year, in fact immediately after the Ugandan general elections on February 18th, Donald Trump said that Ugandan President Museveni did not deserve to be in State House, but in prison instead. Speaking in South Carolina to the voters there, Trump blamed Ugandans for not standing up to fight for their democratic rights: “Sometimes I think Kenyans are ‘a little braver because when their vote was stolen [in the general elections in December 2007], they stood tall and gave their lives for the sake of their country. Ugandan people are cowards. They are easily dispersed by a single teargas canister.”
Trump also called the Ugandan election a monumental mess and the joke of the year. He added that if he became the next US president, he would arrest both Ugandan President Museveni as well as the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and lock them both in prison. “There was no election in Uganda and Museveni knows that”, the Republican candidate said.