More security apparatus destined for Uganda arrives in Mombasa
16 February 2016, 23:29
Mombasa - Barely a day before Ugandans go to the polls, more security apparatus have been arriving at the Port of Mombasa ready for dispatch to Uganda.
The security vehicles mainly used by security agents to combat violence have been arriving at the port since last week but details about the exact number remains scanty.
One of the port officials who sought anonymity said that security vehicles have been dispatched to Uganda ready to combat any violence before, during and after the elections.
“The special security vehicles are destined for Uganda and not Kenya as many people have been speculating. We urge locals in Mombasa to stay calm and ignore rumors that the apparatus are for the 2017 general elections in the country,” he said.
Yesterday, Uganda presidential candidate Kizza Besigye was arrested and several of his supporters wounded as police fired bullets and tear gas as he entered the capital city for campaigns, leading to international outcry. Besigye was later released.
Ugandans are expected to go to the polls on Thursday, with President Yoweri Museveni assuring Uganda that he will retain his seat.
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