Often times while covering riots or demonstrations, you awkwardly get yourself in a very compromising position. In short, getting yourself in arms away.
The return of the Walk to Work campaign, re-launched in a predictable manner. Gun shots, teargas, baton bangs and of course the most interesting part, observing people take-cover.
When the violence started in Nyendo Masaka, I was trapped in between Police and protestors. It was such an uncomfortable location. On one hand, you have protestors hauling stones at police as police replied with gun shots and teargas.
So in my position, I received a token of both reactions; stones and teargas. While such positions are goldmine for pictures, I was freaked out that I hardly got a meaningful shot.
On one hand, I was protecting my cameras and on the other, my head. Mix it with teargas, and you are totally exposed to both. I got away lucky
But that was one side to the event that happened in Masaka. The other was awarding of certificates to key government and security figures that were in charge of quelling the walk to work protests, be it peaceful or violent.
Among them: Kabakumba Matsiko, Kale Kayihura, Kirunda Kiveijinja and Bwana Arinaitwe Gilbert.