The United Kingdom (UK) says it is concerned by the national internet shut down, which clearly limited the transparency of the elections, and constrained the freedoms that Ugandans are entitled to.

The Uganda Communications Commision (UCC) managed to shut down many social media platforms towards the presidential and parliamentary elections.

However, the UK goverment has urged politicians to resolve any issues in peaceful way.

“We ask that all parties, including the security services, but also all of Ugandas political movements, act with restraint to ensure the peaceful resolution of disputes,” said the UK government via a statement.

The government of U.K also urged Uganda to continue to strive to meet its own international human rights commitments, including respecting the right to freedom of opinion, freedom of expression and freedom of the media.