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Security Heightened in Kasese Ahead of Tallying Exercise

Both UPDF and Police are surrounding the tally centre. Only accredited persons including candidates, agents and media are being allowed at the premises.
14 Jan 2021 19:56
Security has been beefed at the Multi-Purpose Hall in Rukoki Kasese district ahead of the vote tallying exercise.

Both UPDF and Police are surrounding the tally centre. Only accredited persons including candidates, agents and media are being allowed at the premises.

More security deployment has been placed in town and surrounding suburbs to contain any possible outbreak of violence.

At around 6:00 trucks carrying police were seen trickling out of Kasese.

The elections zonal commander Rwenzori Region commissioner Kasirabo told URN that they have deployed to mitigate any possible violence.

He says that they will strictly enforce a night curfew as an additional control measure.

Meanwhile voting and counting at various polling stations continued after 4:00 pm after rains disrupted the exercise.

At Kisanga church of Uganda in Nyakasanga ward voting was still going on passed 5:30 PM.

Baguma Eliphaz a voter at the stations says most people came close to 4:00 pm. At Kidodo A polling station in Railway they were yet to begin vote counting at 6:00pm. Katusabe Atkins the Bukonjo West FDC candidate says the biometric operators were not well skilled in handling the equipment leading to delays.