Uganda: President Yoweri Museveni sworn in for his sixth term

According to the official results, Museveni, president for 35 years, won the general elections four months ago with more than 58% of the vote, ahead of his main opponent Bobi Wine. Bobi Wine is still denouncing electoral fraud and in Kampala, the police is preparing to avoid any incident during the ceremony.

About 4,000 guests, including at least seven African heads of state, are expected to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday, May 12.

A ceremony placed under high security. For several days, the police have been warning the opposition that any disruption or act of violence during the event will be punished. The patrols and roadblocks have multiplied on several roads of the capital for the occasion, the controls have been strengthened again this Tuesday, on the eve of the investiture. In a statement, police spokesman Fred Enanga also said that 41 people have been taken into custody for inciting violence and illegal gatherings.

Bobi Wine’s party is still denouncing electoral fraud and the incarceration of many activists. The opponent announced that he refused to go to the ceremony on Wednesday. Instead, Joel Ssenyonyi, the spokesman of his party, called on citizens to observe a day of fasting and prayers for Uganda.

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