Monday January 6 2014

Police stop Lukwago’s meeting



Police yesterday blocked Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago from a meeting at St Matia Mulumba Church to chart a way forward with stakeholders about his return to office.

Mr Lukwago had on January 2 written to police notifying the force of the meeting. But in a reply dated January 4, the reply signed by Mr Erasmus Twaruhuka the police director of legal affairs wrote: “We have been legally advised by the Attorney General that you do not have the locus standi to convene the meeting as Lord Mayor of Kampala.”

“Such a meeting is likely to cause a breach of peace. This is therefore to advise you not to hold the meeting,” the letter reads in part. Attempts to reach Mr Lukwago yesterday about the development were futile as his known phone contacts remained switched off.

Last week Mr Lukwago wondered why his salary and those of his assistants had not been paid for several months since he was impeached as Kampala Lord Mayor.