Gov’t Disregards Judiciary’s Statement On Lukwago


sick geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Government spokesperson, pills Ofwono Opondo said Wednesday “all being said by Lukwago and his lawyers is mere clatter and rattling.”

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He added: “Government’s position and the law is that Lukwago stands impeached and out of office.”

The judiciary said in a statement this week that the High Court on Monday November 25, 2013 heard an application in which the Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago filed an interim injunction in the High Court restraining the Minister in charge of Kampala Hon. Frank Tumwebaze from acting on the report of the tribunal until the main petition has been disposed off.

The application was drawn by Kwesigabo, Bamwine and Walubiri Advocates, Katuntu and Co. Advocates, Lukwago & Co. Advocates, Alaka & Co. Advocates and Okalanga Law Chambers.

Mr. Lukwago, the applicant, argued in his application that he is dissatisfied with the report and has opened up an application for a judicial review which is still pending before court.

He further argued that the electoral commission held elections for councilors representing professional bodies to Kampala Capital City Authority with the sole purpose of constituting the KCCA to enable councilors remove him from his office as Lord Mayor.

“The application which was heard by Hon. Justice Yasin Nyanzi of the High Court granted the injunction restraining the councilors from impeaching the Lord Mayor,” the Judiciary’s statement read in part.

However, Opondo said on his twitter handle that “A judge (Nyanzi) can only speak on the impeachment through a ruling” in an appeal.

The legality of the Council’s deliberations remains a matter of public debate.

A section of MPs led by Winnie Kiiza said they consider Lukwago as the legitimate Mayor of Kampala and that they would escort him back to his office on Friday.

Meanwhile, Kampala City Council Authority has notified the Electoral Commission of the need to hold elections to have a new Mayor.

Lukwago has also been directed to hand over all government property including the mace, Mayor’s robes and official vehicle.

He will also miss other benefits such as health insurance, escort car, security personnel, salary and housing allowance.


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