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 agency cited wanton killings by security forces, arrests and beatings of opposition supporters and journalists, disruption of opposition rallies, and a shutdown of the internet as major setbacks in the pursuit of democracy and the rule of law.
"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.
Trouble started at 3 a.m. when the results of Nkrumah Hall polling station in Makerere University showed a different result from what appeared on the FDC candidate’s declaration form. It is said that instead of the 55 votes that the NUP candidate Winston Nsibirwa got from the polling station, the tally showed 65, an excess of 10 votes.
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.
The final icing on the fuel cake comes in May when they MPs are expected to get paid a "refund" for the rises in pump fuel prices over the five years. In 2016, each member of the 9th Parliament pocketed over a hundred million shillings in the "refund".
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.