Ugandans mock UMEME, for national blackout during Bobi Wine’s VOA talkshow

No sooner had the Straight Talk Africa’s host on Voice of America, Shaka Ssali introduced the night’s guests than Uganda went into a nationwide power outage. 

According to UMEME, the country’s power supplier, the blackout was caused by system failures at Owen Falls Dam in Jinja. 

But the convenience of the outage and the fact that an opposition figure was appearing on a major international channel was too big for Ugandans to ignore. As usual, they took to social media to have a good laugh about it.