Uganda religious leaders on Monday released doves to fly as a symbol of peace but they all fell down.

The Joint Christian Council was meeting to say prayers for the country ahead of the January 14th General Polls.

The prayers held at the Munyonyo Martyrs shrine was led by Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.

During the service, Lwanga dismissed reports that the prayers would serve as an opportunity to campaign for some candidates.

Some religious leaders use the opportunity to speak out on the repression against opposition politicians.

The prayers ended with the releasing of doves in the sky to fly for peace during the elections

The refusal of the symbols of hope and peace to take to the skies has become a subject of social media lampoons.

The video and pictures of the event are going viral with Ugandans saying the birds were right because the election is not peaceful.

Government has been sharing messages saying it is a shared responsibility to promote a peaceful and prosperous Uganda.

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