Voting has kicked off at the Rwanda High Commission in Kamwokya in the capital Kampala as Rwandans living in Uganda chose their next president.
The race for Rwanda’s top office is between Philippe Mpayimana, a former journalist running for president of Rwanda, incumbent President Paul Kagame and Frank Habineza of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda.
Considered a favourite, Kagame who doubles as the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) flag bearer, is seeking another seven-year term in office.
For Rwandans abroad, voting was held at the country’s foreign missions.
According to New Times Rwanda, over 7000 Rwandans are expected to vote from Uganda in the diaspora, a day to national poll.
In Uganda, Rwandan voters cast their ballots at the embassy located along Nakayima road in Kitante starting 7:00am.
— The Observer (@observerug) August 3, 2017
The exercise will continue until 6:00pm in the evening.
Voting in the various Rwandan regions will kick off tomorrow, Friday.