At Victorious primary school polling station in Rubaga North, polling agents and officials rushed to the nearby shops for shelter as they waited for the rain to stop. Some ballot papers fell in stagnant water as the officials rushed for shelter.
"The temporary shutdown of the internet was a necessary step to stop the vitriolic language and incitement to violence. It is noteworthy that despite efforts by internal and external actors to promote violence, the Government of Uganda has been able to preserve peace,” Kutesa said.
Kampala district registrar and returning officer Frederick Muwaya says there are 36 contenders for division lord mayors, and 484 for Kampala Capital City Authority councilors and 2,904 for division councilors.
“The United States regularly meets with actors across Uganda’s political spectrum as part of its diplomatic engagement. The purpose of Ambassador Brown’s visit was to check on Mr. Kyagulanyi’s health and safety, given that he’s effectively been unable to leave his home, with security forces surrounding his residence,” reads a statement from the US embassy.
With a cumulative total of 60,564 votes, Nyanzi came third in the race won by Shamim Malende, the National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate. Malende who polled 312,104 votes was followed by the National Resistance Movement candidate Faridah Nambi with 93,867 votes.
According to results released on Saturday, by the Electoral Commission, President Yoweri Museveni emerged the eventual winner with 5,851,037 representing 58.64 per cent of the votes, while the main challenger Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu polled 3,475,298 votes representing34.83 per cent.
The Director of Operations Uganda Police Force, Assistant Inspector General of Police-AIGP Edward Ochom recently told journalists at a press briefing that 17 of the pro- Kyagulanyi broadcasters were picked up broadcasting live while wearing press jackets.
Kigoye explained that there is a tendency of the torture cases going high during elections especially relating to issues to do with arbitrary arrests, police brutality, physical abuse, unlawful detentions and intimidation among others.
The Hague based court prosecutes the most serious crimes that are of concern to the international community. These include crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Although it had been proposed that the Court should prosecute the crime of aggression, the state parties have not yet agreed on a definition.
The supply of some produce and fresh foods has gone down because market vendors receive few buyers, less food is transported from the villages and the fear of incurring losses, when vendors buy food and no one buys it.
Simon Byabakama, the Electoral Commission Chairperson said that in the wake of COVID-19, they will allow specific people like agents of candidates, EC officials and security personnel only at the polling stations.
Kyagulanyi had earlier suspended his campaign following the death of his bodyguard Frank Senteza on Sunday. The campaign trail resumed on Wednesday with a series of meetings planned in the island district of Kalangala.