Some however, are heading to their polling destinations which are outside Kampala to vote.
Many Ugandans foresee post-election violence that may arise after elections. This is especially in Kampala which many consider the hotspot of violent scuffles between Police and the rioters.
A number of people have been seen boarding buses heading out of the city. The city streets have also been deserted, yet they are usually crowded on normal days.
Why the heavy military presence
This heavy military presence however comes as a result of the riots in Kampala in November. This was due to the arrest of Bobi Wine as he went about campaigning.
Deadly clashes with security forces quickly ensued and it left over 50 people dead and several others injured across the country. This is probably the main reason many have deserted the city.
This vote puts President Museveni, who has been in power since 1986, against Wine, who is the opposition front-runner.
Bobi Wine, 38, has urged supporters to turn out in large numbers and to “protect” the election from rigging. He accuses the ruling party of trying to intimidate voters.
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