Provisional results show that Robert Kyagulanyi [aka Bobi Wine] is taking an early lead. Many of the results coming in have shown the singer beating fellow candidates, taking more than half of the total votes in various polling stations.

Bobi Wine has also began receiving congratulatory messages. The former presidential candidate for the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, Kizza Besigye tweeted: “Landslide victory for the HE Bobi Wine. Congratulations-PEOPLE POWER!! That’s why Wakiso people weren’t allowed to vote 2016.

The Executive Director, Uganda Media Centre, Ofwono Opondo also tweeted: “So @HEBobiwine is beating everyone @NRMOnline @FDCOfficial1 hands down in #KyodondoEastByElections, Congs although still early.”

The counting of the votes cast at the Kyadondo East by-election has started. Vote-counting has begun at stations such as Magere and Kitagombwa polling stations. However the lines of people who are still waiting to vote are significantly long. At Wampeewo Primary, Kasangati Dispensary and Watuba polling stations, people are still queuing to vote.