Photos: Lukwago cheats death in Mpigi


Lukwago looks at his vehicle after it overturned

Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, has been involved in a car accident that occurred along Kampala Masaka highway on Friday morning.

In his own words, the Lord Mayor says the accident happened at Kamengo in Mpigi district at around 8am.

He was taking his family to his village in Kabungo, Kalungu district for Eid prayers.


“Have just survived a head on collision by a whisker at Kamengo along Masaka road,” he said.

He said a speeding taxi from Masaka lost control and swerved to the left side of the road.

In attempting to avoid a head-on collision, Lukwago’s vehicle hit the pavement and overturned.

“God is great,” Lukwago wrote on Facebook after surviving death.

The Lord Mayor returned to the news this week after Presidency minister, Frank Tumwebaze, appointed a team to change the KCCA act and clip the Mayor’s powers.


Lukwago’s vehicle

Commenting on the matter, Lukwago said the overriding argument always advanced by president Museveni and other NRM apologists to justify their totalitarian control over city affairs, and the inordinate hostility meted out against my leadership, is that the KCCA Act whittled down the powers of the Lord Mayor and rendered the same purely ceremonial.

“One wonders whether the reason for tinkering with the same legislation now is to erode what is left of the ceremonial duties of the Lord Mayor,” he wrote.

“My gratification, though, is derived from the fact that it’s not unprecedented for a collapsing defacto military regime to enact draconian and repressive laws that negate the sovereign authority of the people. Change is on the horizon.”

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