Uganda Elections: Vote Count Under Way

Ugandans have managed to vote under heavy security and an internet blackout in an election pitting veteran leader Yoweri Museveni against Bobi Wine.

Vote-count is underway after polling stations closed as millions turned out to make their mark in an historic contested election.

There are over 17 million registered voters and results are expected within 48 hours.

However, through a tweet Bobi Wine urged his supporters to be vigilant and observe vote count as his phone got blocked to make calls to his agents.

“I know this is to stop me from communicating to our agents and coridinators. Be vigilant,” tweeted Bobi Wine.

After polls closed at 4pm, hundreds of Bobi Wine supporters in Kampala City returned to their polling stations to heed his call to protect the vote by watching the count.