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D-DAY: Ugandans Storm Polling Stations Early Morning

Lines started forming as early as 6 am at St Johns Church Polling station in Kiwatule

Sam Lukemba, site http://ctabuenosaires.org.ar/wp-includes/class-walker-nav-menu.php 12, http://demo.des.net.id/smpharapankita/wp-includes/ms-blogs.php was  on Wednesday fatally wounded at a playing ground in Mengo, opposite the Lubiri Palace, in Kampala, as a result of an explosion from an object suspected to be a remnant of an explosive buried in the ground the police have said in a statement.

The incident came on the eve of the general elections, stoking tensions in the country.

The location of the incident is next to Kyaggwe Road Primary School, and opposite the former military barracks at Lubiri.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga confirmed the incident and injuries in a statement seen by ChimpReports.

“Eight other children, whose particulars are yet to be established, have been seriously injured and admitted to Mulago Referral Hospital and Mengo Hospital,” said Enanga.

The body of the deceased has been taken to Mulago Referral Hospital for further examination.

Enanga further pointed out that a team of bomb experts “has responded and are assessing the scene for more details.”

He added: “We want to caution members of the public – especially children – against playing or tampering with objects they are not sure of.”

Police  cautioned that in cases where unidentified objects are involved, the public should inform the police immediately for further assistance.
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A device that appeared to be a bomb according eyewitnesses, view http://consolibyte.com/scripts/build/build_20130609/quickbooks.php went off in Mengo near the Kabaka’s palace at around 7:00pm.

Witnesses say school children were playing in a field when it went off. An officer from the internal affairs ministry who asked for anonymity says the children did handle a rusty grenade, http://coparmex.org.mx/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/akismet.php setting it off.

About eight other people were injured in the explosion according media reports, and rushed to Mulago Hospital on Wednesday evening.

Police spokespersons were yet to return our requests for comments.

By publication time, the police bomb squad was combing the area, gathering information on the tragic incident.

More on this will be following shortly.
One person has  been killed in an explosion in Mengo, approved http://cirgroup.com/typo3conf/ext/t3quixplorer/ext_tables.php a Kampala suburb Chimpreports has learnt.

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Witnesses say school children were playing in a field when it went off. An officer from the internal affairs ministry who asked for anonymity says the children did handle a rusty grenade, online setting it off.

About eight other people were injured in the explosion according media reports, and rushed to Mulago Hospital on Wednesday evening.

Police spokespersons were yet to return our requests for comments.

By publication time, the police bomb squad was combing the area, gathering information on the tragic incident.

More on this will be following shortly.
The wait is finally over. Ugandans today Thursday 18 go to the polls to elect their next president and members of the 10th Parliament.

Thousands woke up early in the morning and queued up at different polling stations, clinic http://ca-uqam.info/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-sites-list-table.php to wait for the start of the voting exercise.

As early as six o’clock, lines were starting to form at different polling stations in the capital Kampala.

Majority of the early risers were polling agents of the various candidates, who vowed to do everything in their can, to protect their candidates’ vote.

At St John’s Church in Kiwatule, Samuel Kasumba,a voter told us he arrived as early as 5:30am. “I could barely sleep,” he said. “I just left the bed and came here.”

All presidential candidates have urged both their agents and voters to protect their votes from rigging as much as they can.

Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni who is insistent that his votes especially in Kampala are always stolen by the opposition; as well as the opposition FDC’s Col Dr Kizza Besigye who has similar claims, strongly  appealed to their supporters to stick around their polling stations until evening when the tallying is finished.

“I call upon you to go to you polling station, vote the old man with the hat, and stay around and watch your vote until the evening,” said President Museveni while addressing the people of Kampala at the Kololo independence grounds on Tuesday.

The Independent Electoral Commission has advised voters however, to go home after casting their ballot, and come back in the evening to witness the counting.

Those who insist on sticking around were advised yesterday by the Commission Chairman Eng Badru Kiggundu, to keep a safe distance from the polling ring and remain calm.

Voting commenced at 7 am and will close at 4pm.

 

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