Video: Lukwago arrested


Police surround Lukwago

Kampala Lord Mayor Salongo Erias Lukwago has been arrested.

One of his aides confirms that Lukwago was arrested in a scuffle with police as he tried to force his way to the electoral commission offices located along Jinja road.

Unconfirmed reports say two of Lukwago’s supporters were also shot in a confrontation with police.

Police moved early on Monday morning to seal off Lukwago’s Wakaliga home.

They aimed at stopping him from heading to the Electoral Commission Offices to be nominated for re-election in the 2016 mayoral elections.

Watch video by NBS TV 

EC chair, Badru Kiggundu, last week said he had halted the nomination of mayoral candidates pending a communication from government.

The delay of the nomination followed a new bill seeking to change the KCCA Act and ensure the lord mayor is voted among councillors.

The bill was tabled by Attorney General, Fred Ruhindi, at the close of last week before parliament.

The bill was supported by the Minister for presidency and Kampala, Frank Tumwebaze.

Lukwago says police and EC never officially communicated to him.

He vowed not to obey directives that are contrary to the rule of law as enshrined in the constitution.

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Lukwago had earlier threatened to march to EC offices and camp there till his grievances are addressed.

He was however cut off by police this morning on the way resulting in his arrest.

His aide says police asked Lukwago to go to their car so they could reach an agreement.

When the Lord Mayor got out of his vehicle, he was quickly rounded up, pushed into the police vehicle and driven off.


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