Monday April 21 2014

Court battles affecting me financially, says Lukwago



Embattled Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has said the current state-of-affairs surrounding his office have affected his life and political future.
Mr Lukwago said he has been financially constrained due to the strenuous legal battles he is engrossed in.

“My family has been terrorised, my mother is currently admitted because of this whole state-orchestrated surveillance and pressure against me,” Mr Lukwago says yesterday.

Since his impeachment in November last year, Mr Lukwago has not been in office except for a brief sit at his desk last month before court three him out. “My back is not okay, but I have no choice but to carry on with the struggle.”

While officiating celebrations to mark three years of KCCA last week, President Museveni described Mr Lukwago as a dog barking at an elephant, but that he had used the law to fix him.

But Mr Lukwago said the State should not look at him as a threat to Kampala. “It’s like I’m operating in exile since the State machinery started exerting pressure on me. The government’s hand in my issues is taking its toll on me.”