search geneva;”>8:20PM: DP’s Mathias Nsubuga is leading but the race remains tight. It’s too early to call. Below are the some of the latest results from different polling stations.
5:00pm: DP’s Nsubuga leading with 70% in Nakalembe Parish which has 6 polling stations.
4:05pm: News coming in indicates that a presiding officer stationed at Buyonga Polling Station in Kiseka area, Fred Ssemanda, has been taken into custody at Kinoni Police Station.
Lwengo DPC Jonathan Boroza says Ssemanda was found in possession of 200 pre-ticked ballots and was also giving some voters more than one ballot.
The Electoral Commission chairman Dr Badru Kiggundu has condemned the voter malpractices.
Gen Kale Kayihura says despite isolated incidents of violence, the security situation is under control.
9:45am: Two police officers including a one Yiga Gonzaga, a detective attached to Sembabule Police Station, arrested in Bukoto for attempting to tamper with electoral material at the district stores as violence reportedly breaks out at Ruseke Primary School.
All politicians who spent a night in jail are subsequently released.
8:00am: At least 50 persons including eight politicians have been arrested on suspicion of planning to indulge in electoral violence in the volatile Bukoto South by-elections.
Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze was among the politicians detained last night for reportedly spreading a hate campaign against the NRM candidate Alintuma Nsambu.
She was, however, later transferred to a clinic in Masaka town after collapsing in jail.
Police boss Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura told press on Wednesday he would cause the arrest of any person who attempts to resort to violence in the heated election.
Kayihura has deployed at least 1,500 heavily-armed anti-riot police personnel to maintain law and order during the election contested by seven candidates.
Opposition Democratic Party (DP) President Norbert Mao had earlier announced that the political organization had dispatched thousands of “warriors” to guard votes belonging to their flag-bearer Mathias Nsubuga.
Nsambu, who has since been a victim of Mengo-engineered hate propaganda, is facing DP strongman Nsubuga in a contest that has strained relations between Buganda Kingdom and the Central government.
Thousands started turning up to cast their ballots at 7:30am.
Security remains tight in the area.
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