Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo has refuted reports that he was detained at the US embassy in Uganda before he was denied visa.
Since morning reports have been circulating that the government spokesperson was arrested and detained for 30 minutes by US security forces in the Consular Section of the embassy when he went to apply for a visa before he staged a loner protest inside the embassy.
Ofwon Opondo dismissed the reports as fake news adding that he had not been to the US Embassy in a very long time and has no need to travel to the US because he’s comfortable in Uganda.
“Very FakeNews. I have not been to the US embassy in Uganda in a very very long time and have no need to travel to the US. I’m very comfortable in Uganda and more in Mulanda,” Mr. Opondo said
This development comes just months after the US Government slapped a travel ban on some government officials on different grounds including corruption and abuse of human rights.
Government Officials including Chief Justice Bart Katureebe were also reportedly subjected to humiliating questions as they sought to travel to the United States of America recently while the Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana, was blocked from travel amid the continued fallout over sanctions.