Kampala Lord Mayor, Lukwago, arrested


Kampala Lord Mayor-elect Erias Lukwago aboard a Police pick up after he was detained


Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, has been arrested.

Lukwago was arrested on orders of the new Kampala South Police commander, Hajji Siraje Bakaleke, Thursday morning.

The Lord Mayor was intercepted as he tried to access Nsambya Sharing Hall where opposition politicians organised a rally on free and fair elections.

Bakaleke ordered police to block opposition saying they were not authorised.

Lukwago tried to plead producing a letter written to the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, to no avail.

“I have a copy of the letter which I wrote to police,” Lukwago pleaded.

“No, no, we are not aware. You know the procedure, when you write to police, you receive a reply. Where is the reply?” Bakaleke demanded.

Bakaleke said that even though opposition wrote to police, they never received a reply hence were not authorised.

Bakaleke then ordered Lukwago arrested.

He was dragged into his car before being whisked off to an unknown destination.

Lukwago has been subject to police arrests and detentions ever since he was impeached as Kampala Lord Mayor back in 2013.

We are following the developments.

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