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Minister Kamya 'was not assaulted in London'

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Added 18th September 2019 12:26 PM

Minister for Kampala Beti Kamya was part of Uganda's delegation led by Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi to the Uganda-UK convention in the UK.

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Minister Kamya had to catch a flight back home from London. (File photo)

Minister for Kampala Beti Kamya was part of Uganda's delegation led by Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi to the Uganda-UK convention in the UK.

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KAMPALA - The Minister for Kampala, Beti Olive Kamya, was not assaulted as alleged by some sections of the media, the office of the Vice President has clarified.

Kamya was part of the Ugandan delegation led by Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi to the recent Uganda-UK convention in London.

The meeting brings together Ugandans working and living in the UK and Europe.

Local media reported that Kamya was forced to cut short her trip after allegedly being attacked.

"Honourable Betty was not pushed to the ground nor forced to cut [short] her engagements in London as was alleged by some sections of the media," said the Vice President's office.

Below is the clarification in full:

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After addressing Uganda-UK convention at Troxy hall on Commercial Rd, East London, Kampala Minister Betty Kamya sought early leave a head of the closure of the event, to catch her flight back to Uganda.

A group of seven people dressed in red T-shirts and cups had been drumming, blowing vuvuzelas and making noises of all sorts and displaying placards they had pinned on the fence across the street opposite the Troxy where the convention was taking place.

As Hon. Betty was leaving after her address, a man who was one of the group jumped over the barrier throwing a vuvuzela at Hon. Kamya, luckily it missed Hon. Kamya and the security removed the Minister from the scene un hurt and driven away before police disbanded the group taking some for questioning.

Hon. Betty Kamya was part of Uganda delegation led by the Vice President to the Uganda – UK convention that brings together Ugandans working and living in the UK and Europe. The other members included the Energy and Mineral Minister Irene Muloni MPs and technocrats of Government and leaders from private sector.

Earlier Hon. Kamya addressed a conference at London Hilton Hotel about the tourism potential in Uganda particularly the life in Kampala and the future tourism plans in the city and the unique tourism endowments that the country has that led to the naming of the country as a Pearl of Africa by the British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.  

Honourable Betty was not pushed to the ground nor forced to cut her engagements in London as was alleged by some sections of the media and the rest of law abiding Ugandans in London and the rest of Europe attended the convention and later the social evening that included performances by Ugandan artistes.


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