Although voting was meant to start at 7:00 am, voting started late at most polling stations because of delayed delivery of voting materials and the rains. In some places, like Bukoto, Ntinda and parts of Naguru voting had not yet started when the rains began.
In Kampala, the electorate were voting for the Lord Mayor, Directly Elected Councilors and Women Councilors for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). Candidates for the Lord Mayoral seat include incumbent Erias Lukwago, Nabilah Naggayi Ssempala, Joseph Mayanja, Daniel Kazibwe and Charles James Ssenkubuge, among others.
Museveni was contesting with 10 other candidates in the race for the country's top office. According to declared results by EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, Museveni won the with 5,851,037 votes (58.64 per cent).
Hundreds of Christians poured into Churches across the country to participate in prayers under strict observance of the socially-distance to avoid the spread of COVID-19. At different prayer places, clerics focused their sermons on the 2021 general election and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uganda Radio Network has taken a tour around the city, covering shops, arcades and malls both in the Central Business District and in the suburbs many of which remained closed, and now brings you the pictures.
Those nominated include Gen Yoweri Museveni Kaguta, Gen Gregg Mugisha Muntu and Gen Henry Tumukunde. On the same day, the Commission ejected two aspirants, Nancy Kalembe Linda and John Katumba who appeared for nomination without paying the required 20 million Shillings.
He set off from his office in Kyebando with over five cars led by a truck, snaking through the areas of Kisaasi to Ntinda. However, security intercepted the motorcade, about 50 meters towards the Electoral Commission offices. Only five of his supporters were allowed through the roadblock, to the nomination centre.
FDC’s Kampala Woman MP candidate Dr Stella Nyanzi arrived with five supporters who shouted on top of their voices, while NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, arrived with his newlywed wife in accompany of musician Nubian Li, attracting attention across the board.
Declaration of results was further delayed when a candidate Juliet Mugisha protested some results and she and her opponent were asked to bring declaration forms to compare notes. Mugisha who was leading still emerged victoriously.
Among the police officers who received Master’s degrees include Senior Superintendent of Police Hilga Dauda, Caroline Akoth, Kayondo Hamis, John Aratu, Doris Achola, Doreen Ayesige and Jackson Musinguzi.
Several traders opened their shops in arcades and plazas by 7am, which prompted police to use force including firing bullets and teargas to compel them to close in line with the presidential directives.
As they resume, the taxi's were instructed to carry only half of their capacity to ensure social distancing. Yet still, KCCA has also limited the number of taxis coming to the parks as they observe social distancing. Yesterday, KCCA spent the day marking parks and registering them to fit within the new requirements of managing taxi's Kampala.