Monday November 25 2013

Lukwago kicked out of City Hall

Mr Erias Lukwago

Mr Erias Lukwago 

By Anthony Wesaka & Al- Mahdi Ssenkabirwa

Kampala- Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has been voted out of office.

In a special council meeting chaired by Frank Tumwebaze the minister in charge of the Presidency and the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), 29 councillors voted in favour of removing Lukwago. Only three councilors were against.

According to Section 12 of KCCA Act, the Authority can remove the lord mayor from office if the tribunal finds a prima facie case against him.

Mr Lukwago’s lawyer Abudullah Kiwanuka who had gone to KCCA to serve the minister with an earlier court injunction that had blocked his censure, was beaten up by plain-clothed police before he bundled onto a police van that whisked him to Central Police Station.