Kenyans living in Uganda on Tuesday joined other diaspora community to cast their ballots for Kenyan’s presidential elections.

Hundreds queued at their embassy here to cast their votes.

William Kahindi, the Deputy Returning Officer of Kenya Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for the Diaspora, told Xinhua that at least 1,184 registered Kenyan voters are expected to cast their votes.

“We started on time. The exercise is going on well and peaceful,” said Kahindi.

Isaiah Kojwang, chairman of Association of Kenyans in Uganda urged Kenyans to remain peaceful after the elections.

“We are Kenyans. We need to remain united. We should respect the decision of Kenyans,” said Kojwang.

“It’s a tight race. It’s hard to tell who the winner will be. All I wish is a peaceful ending to this elections and the winner uniting Kenyans as one,” said Joshua Moturi after casting his ballot.

Some 250,000 Kenyans in various countries are expected to vote in the Tuesday elections, according to IEBC.

The main race is tightly contested between the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta of the ruling Jubilee party and Raila Odinga of opposition coalition candidate, National Super Alliance. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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