By Mirembe Martina
There is a heavy turn up for voters in Uganda by Kenyans who are voting for their next president.
Kenyans in Uganda are currently voting at the Kenya High Commission. As early as 6am, voters had already started filling the commission to cast their votes as their counterparts in Kenya did the same.
Voting in Uganda has also seen heavy security deployment to avoid disruptions during the voting process which is bringing back memory of the post election violence in 2007 which saw thousands killed and thousands displaced.
In Kenya, polling assistants spent the night at the polling stations with the ballot papers. Voters will fill out six separate ballots, from president down to county ward representative and a new county post reserved for women.
There are about 33,000 polling stations in Kenya and to ensure security in the country, prison guards and game rangers have been brought in to help police keep the peace.