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Kenyans in diaspora only allowed to vote for president

Kenyans in Uganda trooped to the Kenyan High Commission in Kampala to cast their vote.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) allowed Kenyans to only vote for their favourite presidential candidate.

In interviews on NTV Uganda, most of the voters who turned up called for peace. They also vowed to fully back the winning candidate.

“The elections will bring in new leadership but it doesn’t matter who wins so long as the people remain peaceful,” one voter said.

Uganda is among 11 countries where the electoral commission opened its polling centers in this year’s election.

Others are Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Africa, United Kingdom, Canada, South Sudan, Qatar, USA and the United Arab Emirates.

According to the IEBC, Kenyan voters in the diaspora totalled 10,444, an increase from 4223 in 2017. Results from this centers are expected on Tuesday night.