Lukwago runs to court after police blocks him


Tensions were high on Thursday morning at the home of Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago as police maintained a heavy deployment.

Police also sealed off City Hall to prevent Lukwago from accessing his office.

Kampala North DPC Wesley Nganizi said the deployment was meant to restrain Lukwago for disorganising the city.

The Lord Mayor, escorted by supporters, instead rushed to constitutional court and sought an audience with Justice Steven Kavuma.

He wants Kavuma to interpret the law for him since he won the elections and has been cleared by parliament to resume his office.

He also sought to challenge the Solicitor General Denis Biraije who advised him against performing mayoral duties which would be in contempt of a Supreme Court ruling.

Biraije says Lukwago can only access his office upon the expiration of the current term and after being duly sworn in and handed the instruments of power.

Lukwago told journalists at his law firm offices at Media Plaza last week that his patience with KCCA technical wing had instead resulted into abuse of the people’s office.

KCCA staff headed by the Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi, however, while appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Presidential affairs last week stated that The Lord Mayor, like any other elected politicians would have to wait until May when they get sworn in to return to his office or obtain a court order.

The Attorney General has backed Musisi in the matter.


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