Former State House lawyer Hussein Kashillingi says the problem with Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago is bad manners.
Kashillingi was upset the Lukwago instead of meeting President Yoweri Museveni physically, chose to write him letters.
“If the president wants to meet you, you go and meet him. This issue of writing letters first, this is not a love relationship,” he said while appearing on NBS TV Wednesday.
Asked why the Lord Mayor was excluded from the meeting with the president when Museveni met KCCA councillors at State House Entebbe, Kashillingi said Lukwago was not excluded.
“But again, I didn’t convene the meeting. Erias Lukwago just has bad manners. He shouldn’t be having a contest with the president. H.E Museveni is the fountain of honour.”
Kashillingi says although he didn’t vote for Lukwago, he respect the mayor.
“He should know that he is the mayor of people, including those like me.”
He said Lukwago was among those who made the KCCA Act that puts Kampala under the executive.
He has never opposed the law.
“Erias Lukwago is not Kampala’s problem but he complicates Kampala’s problems. He survives on that complexity.”
Kashillingi said it was a mistake to place Kampala under the executive and then have an elected mayor.