Uganda’s pop star turned opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi, who is better known as Bobi Wine has said the US ambassador was “turned away” from his home by soldiers during an attempted visit.
“This afternoon, the US Ambassador to Uganda made an effort to visit me but was turned away from my gate by the soldiers who have held me and my wife captive for the past five days,” Wine stated in a tweet on Monday night.
Ambassador Natalie Brown is yet to respond to the claim.
Bobi Wine said his home remains cordoned by the military and he was not being allowed to leave.
He previously said his life was being threatened following Thursday’s election which saw Yoweri Museveni win a sixth elected term amid reports of election irregularities.
President Museveni has denied rigging the elections but the EU, the United Nations and several rights groups have raised concerns.
The US has also called for investigations into reports of irregularities in the election.