Uganda gazettes refugee camps to host Kenyans incase of post_election violence

Uganda has gazetted refugees camps that will be used to host Kenyans fleeing their country in the event of post-election violence.

A report by NBS television indicates the gazetted areas are at Tororo town, located a few kilometres from Malaba border.

The decision was confirmed by Tororo municipality lawmaker Apollo Ofwono. This amid further reports by the Ugandan government that human traffic from Kenya into Uganda has increased three-fold during the electioneering period.

Kenyans commenced voting on the morning of August 9, 2022, with 22 million voters expected to elect, among other candidates, their next president.

Those in contention to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is retiring, are Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga, United Democratic Alliance’s (UDA) William Ruto, Roots Party’s George Wajackoyah and Agano’s David Mwaure.

Other elective positions are for the governor seat, senatorial, parliamentarian, women representative and member of county assembly.

In 2007, after a contested electoral battle between President Kenyatta and Odinga, violence broke out with millions of Kenyans being displaced while others losing their lives and property.

The violence left a thousand people dead and hundreds of thousands displaced

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