In Kampala, when there’s a match, for example, Arsenal Vs. Chelsea, after one team wins; the male roars, cheers, excitement and little chaos from ‘boda’ guys consume the town.
That is the kind of reaction I expected on 20th February after the winner of the 2016 presidential elections – His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, was announced. Unfortunately the mood was quite different.
Just a few people, police and army men were on the main streets. Of course, basing on the previous incidents that happened in various areas, days before the election , most people avoided the streets and stayed at their homes. Did you hear about what happened in Wandegeya? Yes- such incidents.
Nevertheless, if you stayed at home, how was it in your neighborhood? Was it the young ones cheering on, the adults or the silence was just too loud?
Surely all those 5 million voters must have rejoiced and jumped up and down! Or they just smiled and continued with whatever they were doing?
How did you celebrate people?