Uganda has accused the United States of meddling in its internal politics and supporting the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) party.
The comments came after security forces blocked the U.S. ambassador’s attempt to visit detained NUP leader Bobi Wine, who has been under de facto house arrest since last week’s election gave President Yoweri Museveni a sixth term.
Since election day January 14, police and soldiers have kept NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, confined to his house on the outskirts of Kampala.
The U.S. ambassador to Uganda, Natalie Brown, attempted to meet with the musician-turned-politician on Monday but was turned away.
According to a statement by the U.S. embassy, the ambassador had gone to check on the health and welfare of Wine given that he has been unable to leave his home.
U.S. embassy spokesperson Tony Kujawa said the visit to Wine’s home was part of U.S. diplomatic engagements with different actors across Uganda’s political spectrum. (VOA)