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Police, army deploy heavily as elections kick off in Rukungiri

Police, assisted by the army and other security agencies have deployed heavily in Rukungiri since Wednesday ahead of the District Woman MP By-election that is happening today Thursdag. There is a heavy presence of millitary police and uniformed as well as plain-clothed police officers on foot patrol around the town and surrounding areas.

Deputy Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango told journalists that police presence is to ensure protection of electoral materials, guard major routes connecting Rukungiri to neighboring districts and to guard offices of the Electoral Commission, tallying centres, polling centres, party offices and other vulnerable places.

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