Parts of Kampala locked down as Presidential Candidates go for nomination

Parts of Uganda’s capital, Kampala have been placed under lockdown to ease traffic as Presidential Candidates head to Kyambogo for nominations.

Nominations will take place on Monday and Tuesday, as candidates from more than 10 political affiliations register to contest for Uganda’s highest office.

However, the nominations, which will be held in a playground, gather thousands of supporters which in turn cause traffic within the Central Business area.

It is upon such background that parts of the city including Kyambogo, Namboole and Banda have been placed under a lock down, with only essential vehicles moving to ensure that traffic flow is maintained.

Also, access to the central business district has been restricted to only the essential workers.

Vehicles that use the route for exit from the capital have been advised to use alternative routes such as the Gayaza Kalagi for those traveling to Jinja, Kayunga and Mukono.

Norman Musinga, the Kampala Metropolitan traffic commander last week issued 21 directives and traffic guidelines to be followed during the two day event.

Amongst the candidates is Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the NRM candidate who will be seeking reelection, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the National Unity Platform Candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat of FDC, Norbert Mao (DP), Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, Joseph Kabuleta, among others.

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