In Pictures; Heavy Downpour Paralyses Kampala

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Business and transport has been distracted this morning by a heavy downpour that triggered massive flooding in parts of Kampala.

The down pour that that started at 4am left trenches overfilled, roads impassable and houses are submerged in water in the suburbs of Kyebando, Bwaise, Kamwokya, Mulago and Kalerwe. Some temporary bridges were also washed away.

URN brings you some of the sights in Kampala today.


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About the author

Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.