Nairobi, Jan. 14 -- The Ugandan government will deploy security personnel on all rooftops of Kampala's arcades and tall buildings to ensure security in the capital as Ugandans go to the polls today.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said the security decision was informed by violent protests in and around Kampala in November.

He said police intelligence and CCTV footage analysis indicated that people who were leading the rioters operated on rooftops of arcades to give instructions to the protesters.

Mr Onyango said they used rooftops as observation posts to monitor the movement of security personnel on ground.

"A fortnight ago, security personnel who were on routine patrol were pelted with stones that were coming ...