Kayihura: I’m stress free in this election


Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, says voters will not be allowed to stay on polling stations after they have cast their ballots on Thursday.

“Go, vote and return home,” Kayihura said during a National briefing of election observers at Hotel Africana on Monday.

“We want order,” Kayihura insisted.

The police chief advised opposition candidates to let their agents protect the elections not any other people.

“No one else has a job at the polling station after voting. We don’t want any chaos on polling stations.”

Kayihura said security will be provided at all polling stations and tally centers country wide.

“We have a challenge of the smart phone. It’s a double edged sword. It gives opportunity to those who want to cause problems.”

He said this election is tension free.

“I am sleeping. I don’t feel any stress.”

He said the people of Uganda don’t want violence.

“I am sure there will be no violence after the elections.”

Kayihura says they always engage in running battles with people on eve of election day.

“People running around with sugar, salt, money.”

He said they never been better prepared to police elections both quantitatively and qualitatively like this time.

Electoral commission chairman, Eng Badru Kiggundu, also threatened to deal with social media this time round.

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