Ugandans are leaving the Capital Kampala city to vote in home regions fearing bloodshed towards the parliamentary and presidential elections on January 14.

Charles Abigaba a Kampala resident who spoke to NewsAfrica said the Kampala residents have always had chaos in past elections.

“I think this time it will be a lot of pressure that we have right now. There might be a lot of violence,” said Charles.

Over 17.1 million Ugandans are expected to vote for parliamentary and presidential elections on Thursday.

The Ugandan build up to January elections has been dominated by violence as the opposition leader Bobi Wine got his house raided by the military on Tuesday.

In November 2020, the arrest of Bobi Wine at a rally sparked protests which led to deadly clashes with security forces killing more than 50 people.