Kenyans in Uganda cross border to vote in general election

Tuesday August 09 2022

Voters queue to cast their votes at Elburgon Secondary School in Nakuru County on August 9, 2022. PHOTO | JOHN NJOROGE | NMG

By Okong’o Oduya

Kenyans living in Uganda are crossing into the country to take part in the ongoing vote. 

Busia County commissioner Ahmed Omar said officials are working closely with their Ugandan counterparts to facilitate the movement.

“If there are eligible Kenyan voters in Uganda, they can come and vote and then go back to Uganda. We have deployed enough security personnel along our border,” he said.

The commissioner further warned those planning to cause chaos before, during or after the elections hoping to seek refuge in Uganda will not be allowed to do so.

Mr Omar added that Kenyan security agents are doing a joint patrol with Ugandan police to ensure security prevails. 

“We are sharing a lot of intelligence with our Ugandan colleagues, as well as doing joint patrols day and night,” he said.


He said some 1,500 security officers have been deployed along the borders from Lwakhakha to Port Victoria in and on roads.