Erias Lukwago Arrested


page geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>Chimp Corp Kenneth Kazibwe says Lukwago was on Tuesday afternoon intercepted at Park View Shopping Centre by heavily-armed anti-riot police before forced into a waiting police truck that drove to an unknown place.

The situation remains potentially explosive considering that Lukwago’s supporters are currently hurling insults at Police.

Security has been tightened in the area.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Andrew Kaweesi last Saturday “suspended indefinitely rallies organized within Kampala by 4GC under the disguise that it is by the Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago.”

Kaweesi said these rallies have been used to incite violence and name-calling, hatred speech has been the norm during these rallies.”

4GC was last year banned by government.

“The public is therefore strongly warned not to engage in illegal rallies and any one conducting or involved in these rallies will be dealt with according to the laws,” said Kaweesi.

Police on Monday engaged taxi drivers who were protesting the enforcement of shs120, 000 monthly fees.

Lukwago has in recent weeks been holding rallies challenging a move by KCCA councillors to oust him.

Presidency Minister Frank Tumwebaze recently formed a committee to investigate the Councillors’ claims that Lukwago had fallen short of executing his duties and led to stagnation in service delivery by the city authority.

Lukwago denies the charges and has vowed to “fight to the last man standing” to save his Mayoral job.


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