Brawl Breaks Out Between Ugandan and Rwandan Presidential Guards At AU Meet!

  • Posted on: 18 July 2016
  • By: Sanyu FM

The 27th African Union Summit was held in Kigali, Rwanda over the weekend. Various issues were discussed, including the launch of an African Union passport which is meant to ease travel from one African country to the next.

By virtue of what the summit stands for, most heads of state for different nations attended it. And therein lies what some in the VIP security world call a security nightmare. Some leaders travel with huge security details yet the venues that host certain functions can't support large volumes of people.

Such a nightmare is what was witnessed at the AU Summit in Kigali Sunday July 17. News crews picked up what looked like a shoving match between President Paul Kagame's and President Yoweri Museveni's security details.

According to NTV Uganda, Preaident Kagame's detail was only allowing just Heads of State to access the Summit venue, but the Ugandan side insisted in having President Museveni's full team access the venue, and mostly importantly his personal bodyguard - or Aide de Camp - as he's referred to officially. And a scuffle ensued. One could visibly see the confusion on some leaders' faces as they witnessed what could only be described as unprofessional behavior on both sides, considering the caliber of guests at the Summit.

President Museveni was seen accessing the venue seemingly squeezing himself through the wall of brawling bodies as his Aide de Camp (ADC) ran after him to stay with him at all times.

It should be noted that this is not the first time the Ugandan President's security team has been involved in a brawl with another President's security team. Back in 2010 when Muamar Gaddafi attended yet another AU Summit meet, both leaders' teams got into it over breach of protocol.