Kenyans in Uganda vote for president

By Benjamin Jumbe

About 1,200 Kenyans living Uganda are voting for their next president at the Kenya High Commission in Kampala.

Mr.Isaiah Kojwang the Chairman of the Association of Kenyans living in Uganda tells KFM that there are 15,000 Kenyans in Uganda but only 1,184 are eligible to vote.

He explains that after voting closes at 5:00pm, the ballots from the two polling stations will be counted and results transmitted to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in Nairobi for final tallying.

He also down plays fears of possible violence saying the current perceived tension is simply as a result of the competitive nature of this election.
In the Kenyan capital Nairobi at the Green Span polling center in Embakasi Constituency, hundreds of voters have forced their way into the voting area demanding that they be allowed to cast their ballots.

Some voters came in as early as 2am but voting materials had not yet been delivered by 9 o’clock.
We have the voice of one of the agitated voters.

The situation is not any different in Garrissa township where voters attempted to force their way into a polling center where voting material had not been delivered by 9:00am.

They were however repulsed by the police who are heavily deployed in the area.