Police have unregistered voters to avoid camping near polling stations in the Kyadondo East Election.
Speaking at Wampewo Polling Station, Kampala Metropolitan Police commander Frank Mwesigwa said they had obtained information showing that some wrong elements intended to disrupt the election exercise.
“These groups had been sent to disrupt the election and on seeing police they took off,” said Mwesigwa.
He, however, denied arresting anyone.
Police have now asked only registered voters to be near the polling centre and onlookers to stand at a distance of over 50 metres from the ballot box.
Asked on reports of intimidation of voters by police, Mwesigwa dismissed them as baseless.
“This deployment is ideal for this election exercise,” he reassured.
Meanwhile, Nsangi sub-county chairman Hajji Abdul Kiyimba narrowly missed being lynched by angry locals who accused him of trying to engage in vote rigging.
Kiyimba tried to cause a fracas at Wampewo polling station before being instructed by police to vacate the area.
Police and military personnel are heavily deployed in the constituency.