Popular American Gospel artist Kirk Franklin tweeted as he was caught up in riots in Kampala, Uganda yesterday afternoon.
The penman of the songs “Stomp” and “Do You Want a Revolution” was returning from a visit with Uganda’s Vice President.
KIRK FRANKLIN, an American gospel singer and author, was yesterday caught up in the Kampala city riot on his way from the Vice-President, Gilbert Bukenya’s home in Kakiri, Wakiso district.
The riot, which started at around mid-day with civilians battling security operatives, arose from rumours that Buganda Kingdom premier Eng. John Baptist Walusimbi had been arrested on his way to Kayunga.
Franklin had just paid Bukenya a courtesy call, ahead of his show at Nakivubo Stadium today. His team from the US has about 100 people.
Witnesses said by the time Franklin got to Nansana, a city suburb, the road to Kampala had been cut off with logs and the rioters were pelting motorists with stones.
With him were an American pastor, John Petton, and several other Ugandan pastors.
The fleet was forced to seek refuge at Nansana Police Station. By press time, the group was still at the station under tight security.
Franklin was able to put up a video blog via YouTube last night some time after the Riot where he outlined the events leading up to the riot as well as his thoughts:
You can view Appfrica’s Coverage of the Riot straight from Uganda here.Category: Africa 2.0, News, web 2.0 | Tags: gospel singer, kampala riot, kirk franklin, twitter, uganda riot