17th February 2016: Security has been beefed up in Uganda ahead of the Thursday 18th February presidential and parliamentary elections. This election is anticipated to be the most heated presidential race that could see the end of President Museveni three decade rule.
This election is one of the most anticipated elections in history seeing as it could end the three decade rule with President Museveni facing off three-time contender Besigye and former prime minister Amama Mbabazi.
Beefed up security and deployment of additional police officers in major towns and cities has been witnessed with the police patrolling with the recently purchased armored vehicles.
The police and military have been patrolling the streets in response to reports that the oppositions have been forming vigilante groups to ‘protect their votes’. Residents have expressed fear of a post-election violence and most have urged the leaders to concede defeat and prevent the country from plunging in the violence and deaths that happened in the past.