Pictorial: Chaos Mars Local Council Elections

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Voting for Local Council leaders has been marred by chaos, confusion, intimidation and delays. The exercise was suspended in several parts of the country, while in others police used teargas to disperse rowdy residents.
Most of the chaos stemmed from the absence of names on the village registers, a different record from the National Voters Register. All persons whose names did not appear on the register were turned away, triggering fights. 
Uganda Radio Network-URN followed up the voting process and brings you pictures from different part s of Kampala.


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About the author

Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.