Lukwago Impeachment; Kimathi Avenue Blocked

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Apparently, no vehicle or pedestrian is allowed to use the road taken over by anti riot police personnel while a group of lawyers and journalists are locked outside the KCCA Main entrance.

Traffic Police has barricaded Kimathi Avenue blocking public access to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).

This after chaotic scenes witnessed in Kampala following the impeachment of Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago in a council meeting chaired by the minister in charge of Kampala Frank Tumwebaze.

Apparently, no vehicle or pedestrian is allowed to use the road taken over by anti riot police personnel while a group of lawyers and journalists are locked outside the KCCA Main entrance.

Earlier Members of Parliament who had entered the authority who include Kawempe South MP Ssebuliba Mutumba, Kawempe North MP Latif Ssebagala and Rubaga South MP John Ken Lukyamuzi were thrown out of the authority by police.

The team in control is led by led by James Ruhweza, the Kampala District Police Commander.

Lukwago’s impeachment comes after the KCCA Tribunal chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire found him guilty of incompetence, abuse of office and misconduct hence giving a green light to his impeachment.

The formation of the Tribunal was after over 20 councillors petitioned the Minister in charge of Kampala Frank Tumwebaze seeking the impeachment of Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.

Today up to 29 councillors voted to oust him. Only three voted against the move.

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.