Less traffic, few people and dozens of opened shops is what Kampala Central Business District is a day after voting in the presidential elections.
Most Kampalans have decided to stay home as vote counting continues, although a few have ventured out to sell, shop or travel around. Joan Magezi, a hawker at the Mini-Price shopping arcade on Ben Kiwanuka Street, said she had to be on the street in order to get some money.
Most shops on Kikuubo Lane, a popular shopping area, are open although there are a few buyers compared to a typical business day. John Muhumuza, a shop attendant, says for him it is business as usual although many shoppers have kept away.
Most taxis are off the roads with a few fighting for travelers. Transport fares have not changed as there are few people traveling, for example traveling from Kampala city centre to Kamwokya, a distance of about four kilometers, is still at 500 shillings.
There are also a few private vehicles on the roads, suggesting that many motorists have decided to look at the situation from the distance.
There is a heavy presence of heavily armed military police on every street in the city centre with anti-riot and mobile police patrolling the city outskirts.
Unlike the city centre, life in Kampala's outskirts seems normal although many people are keeping in and around their homes.
Last night, the usually bustling Kampala was like a ghost city with literally no much nightlife and movements. There was also a visible presence of the military and the police on the streets.
Though many results are known, there is little or no celebration yet as people closely monitor the situation.
Meanwhile the latest results from the National Tally centre suggests President Yoweri Museveni has extended his lead to 1.6 million votes compared to Dr Kizza Besigye's nearly 600 thousand votes.