Thousands of Ugandans have and are still leaving Kampala to vote in their home areas while others have left in fear for their lives due to expextced violence that may rise during and after elections especially the presidential and parliamentary elections slated for tomorrow January 14 2021.
According to the past elections there has always been chaos within and around Kampala, around and therefore some people think that there might be violence they have to seek a safe haven by running to their villages where they feel much safer
This has been witnessed by a number of people seen boarding buses to upcountry down down and the empty streets which are usually crowded during normal days.
Its worth noting that In November, the arrest of Bobi Wine sparked protests, which led to deadly clashes with security forces, killing more than 50 people and several others with injuries in different parts of the country and in that regard, many have deserted the city
“Since this campaign has been (on) everyone is worried. Everyone is worried,” said driver Andrew Kiiza.
The vote will pit President Museveni, who had been in power since 1986, against Wine, who is the opposition front-runner.
Wine, 38, has urged supporters to turn out in large numbers and to “protect” the election from rigging, accusing the ruling party of trying to intimidate voters.
“Before we go to the election we already know there is rigging, vote-rigging,” said Abigaba
“We all know that and this time around, we hope there might be a change. We hope,” he said.