Police has cancelled the swearing-in ceremony of Kampala City elected leaders including Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.
The ceremony had been scheduled to take place on June 1st after it was postponed from an earlier date by the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) management.
However, the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura has written to the KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi asking her to cancel the ceremony scheduled for Wednesday this week.
Addressing journalists in Kampala on Monday morning, the police spokesperson Fred Enanga said that this request to the KCCA Executive Director was in relation to the visits of the South Korean and Turkish presidents as well as the oncoming Martyrs Day celebrations.
“The IGP has asked the KCCA Executive Director to reschedule the swearing-in ceremony of the Lord Mayor and Lord Councilors to next week due to the visiting presidents and the Uganda Martyr’s day celebrations,” Enanga said.
“During these occasions, the police will be preoccupied and will put much of their men to secure the occasions. Therefore, they will not be able to effectively secure the swearing-in function because they would be over stretched. ”
Enanga added that that the IGP had advised the swearing-in ceremony be put next week when they can effectively secure it. He added that Lukwago and the Lord councilors would be moving with many supporters who would disrupt transport