Best of the Kampala Riots

I apologize for not updating as soon as the events unfolded I was extremely busy yesterday hardly sleeping at all. But well, better late than never!

As you might already know, a number of people were injured and killed by gun wielding military men who were shooting like they were having a practice.

TAKE HOME SOUVENIR: A man displays an empty teargas canister which was fired at him during the riots.

TAKE HOME SOUVENIR: A man displays an empty teargas canister which was fired at him during the riots.

"Picture of the Day" in several of the worlds web pages, you people surely deserve to have it too. A man crosses an empty street.

"Picture of the Day" in several of the worlds web pages, you people surely deserve to have it too. A man crosses an empty street.

Mourning a fallen colleague. One of the most painful moments as a photographer. To shoot a picture or not to?

Mourning a fallen colleague. One of the most painful moments as a photographer. To shoot a picture or not to?

I watched a soldier spray bullets into Owino. A minute later, his random target had got this trader in the stomach. He died instantly. A fellow trader is seen closing his eyes.

I watched a soldier spray bullets into Owino. A minute later, his random target had got this trader in the stomach. He died instantly. A fellow trader is seen closing his eyes.

....For "Peace, Unity and Transformation...?" Have you seen the words on that poster just above the peeping woman?

....For "Peace, Unity and Transformation...?" Have you seen the words on that poster just above the peeping woman?

The battle ground was all set as Military Hamvees took their position on the ground against stone throwing protesters

The battle ground was all set as Military Hamvees took their position on the ground against stone throwing protesters

The best view of all were from arcade Rooftops.One; you escape from teargas;two accessibility by the soldiers was almost impossible.It was quite the safest view

The best view of all were from arcade Rooftops.One; you escape from teargas;two accessibility by the soldiers was almost impossible.It was quite the safest view

A mother and her child are forced by military Police to clear a road littered with barricades

A mother and her child are forced by military Police to clear a road littered with barricades

Many bullet shells would be found in most Kampala streets after the riots had cooled down

Many bullet shells would be found in most Kampala streets after the riots had cooled down

Water flows down a street in Kampala. Fire barricades were set on many roads within the city prompting Police to use fire brigades to put them off.

Water flows down a street in Kampala. Fire barricades were set on many roads within the city prompting Police to use fire brigades to put them off.

22 thoughts on “Best of the Kampala Riots

  1. Wonderful collection indeed! I was trapped in Kamwokya during the protests, but these pics bring back memories of the rampage. This regime is gone to the dogs for sure…

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  3. We in the US are with you and praying for your safety. Your pictures tell a fearsome story. Please be careful, and keep posting.

    • Photojournalist/Journalists are slowly becoming a target..so we shall try to be safe but we can no longer guarantee that. Thanks for your prayers though

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  5. Mr. Echwalu, thanks for letting the world know. Many eyes/camera lenses are better. Your work is really professional and to the point, please keep it up. I too iam a freelance photographer but have not got opportunity to take a single slight image of the happenings. KEEP IT UP and keep on keeping on.

    • Thanks Paul. Ugandans are being denied their freedom to walk peacefully protest among others. So its our responsibility as journalists/photographers to let it out.

    • Wow…Andy its nice to hear from you. The situation down here is still tense. Any day could be blood. So we are always on the look out.

    • I am trying too..We’ve been tipped of the possibility of hunting us down and so we just hope we get away with it safe…Thanks for your wishes!

      • Hello Edward. You really make me proud. I do not how best to thank and encourage you.

        Henry Bongye

  6. cdnt help gettn abit emotional,most of us jst hear from others,but with ths,iget the real picture of the situations past.if i dint say this was great work Edward,iwd b telln abunch of lies.iluv it!

  7. Hello Edward,

    I am writing a dissertation about the linguistic landscape in Uganda and I would love to use one of the pictures above for presentation purposes.

    Can you please get in touch with me re copyright.

    Thanks
    Kat

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