CORDONED OFF: The Constitutional Square in Kampala

Police and the military have cordoned off the Constitutional Square, fearing an uprising.

According to an eyewitness, the deployment was effected following the Supreme Court ruling today, where a petition by John Patrick Amama Mbabazi against the declaration of Yoweri Museveni as president-elect was thrown out for lack of evidence.

Earlier today, Chief Justice Bart Katureebe lad a nine-bench Coram that unanimously ruled in favour of the respondents, Yoweri Museveni and the Electoral Commission.

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Mr Mbabazi went to court following the Feb 18 elections where Mr Museveni got 62 per cent and his closest challenger FDC’s Dr Kizza Besigye got 35 per cent. Besigye has since rejected the results and said he would take to ‘defiance’ as a means of expressing his disenfranchisement, prompting security to place him under arrest at home.

Meanwhile, today’s ruling has reportedly not gone down well with sections of the community, with some people taking onto social media platforms to vent out their frustration, paving the way for police and the military to deploy in strategic centres around the city including the Constitutional Square.