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EXCLUSIVE: DP Officials Arrested

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Deputy Police publicist, Patrick Onyango said he was not aware of the arrests.


He referred this website to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Ibin Ssenkumbi, who was not readily available for comment.


However, DP President, Norbert Mao said detectives arrested the party officials after they fell short of finding his press secretary, Fred Mwesigwa, who had earlier addressed the press conference.


“It is believed that these members have been taken to CPS and DP has sent a team to follow up the arrest,” said Mao in an exclusive telephone interview with Chimpreports on Tuesday afternoon.


Earlier, Mwesigwa told journalists that “the move by President Museveni to eliminate the city Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago is soon hitting a dead end due to the gaps that the lawyers have established.”


He also called for calm, arguing that the DP legal team would challenge the tribunal report implicating the Lord Mayor.


Mwesigwa said the people of Kampala must know that the report was “just a recommendation which is still liable to any challenges but does not mean the end of Lukwago at City Hall.”


Minister for Presidency last week said councillors would decide whether to proceed with Lukwago as their Mayor after being found liable of misconduct, abuse of office and incompetence by the KCCA Tribunal.


Mwesigwa observed that DP’s “legal team led by Hon. Richard Lumu yesterday sought for the registrar at the High Court seeking to block the elections of these councilors which is a move to have a full quorum in the authority.”


He added: “It is now to our advantage that the law council has not participated in the election and this still makes the quorum that is need to impeach the Lord Mayor lacking. Nevertheless it is within the provisions of the KCCA Act that the Lord Mayor calls for a special council meeting to swear-in these elected councilors of which he will not call and this will still challenge their legality,” Mwesigwa explained.

Mwesigwa also condemned the manner in which the police arrested the Lord Mayor yesterday and other political leaders without proper explanation for the arrest.

Mao said the “party is not going to stop civil activities but rather to defend the cause of the constitution,” adding, “it is above the KCCA Act.”


Police maintain the rally planned by opposition leaders was illegal as it did not meet the requirements of the Public Order Management Act.


Lukwago, who has vowed to fight until the last man, is also accused of inciting violence in Kampala.

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