Polling at Bata Cell station delayed because of a disagreement with a businessman only identified as Kizza, who evicted the station from his premises, saying it was disrupting his business. The polling station is located at Hobert Street in Katwe-Butego division.
Kizza added that the Electoral Commission and area leaders never sought for permission from him before placing the station next to his business. Polling resumed after the officials shifted the polling station a few meters away from the building.
At Town Yard polling station, polling had not started by 8:20am. Although one of the candidates in the district chairman’s race Joseph Kalungi was at the station just in time to cast his vote, the materials had not been delivered, over an hour later.
At Market Cell polling station located inside Lions Nursery school, polls had not yet opened by 8:30am despite the fact that materials had arrived. Charles Nyombi, the presiding officer said that they were still waiting for five voters to witnesses the opening of polls.
Farouk Kawuki, Jude Mbabaali’s agent at Market cell polling station attributes the slow start of the polls on frustration from the presidential and parliamentary elections held last week.
He says that although people gathered at polling stations as early at 6am, polling did not start until after 9am.