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Kadaga Attacks Mbabazi Over Lukwago House Arrest

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pharmacy http://currencymeter.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-section.php sans-serif; color: #222222;”>While chairing the House on Wednesday, http://curiousmediums.com/wp-admin/includes/class-pclzip.php Kadaga questioned the Prime Minister and the leader of government business in Parliament, Amama Mbabazi why the house of Lukwago is still being besieged by police.

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Mbabazi asked for some time to get “the latest from the responsible people in the Internal Affairs” but the Speaker rejected his prayers.

Amama Mbabazi


“Police should leave Lukwago’s home immediately,” Kadaga interjected as supported by the whole House.

Police has for at least a week or so besieged Lukwago’s residence, practically placing him under house arrest.

This followed a statement by the leader of opposition in Parliament, Nandala Mafabi, which accused the police of forcefully confining Lukwago at his home without food and medical attention for him and his family members including children and women.

“The Lord Mayor has been besieged for many weeks by the police without a single reason. With him are innocent women and children who don’t want to work at KCCA but have become victims of a political problem and government brutality,” Mafabi reasoned.

Members from both the opposition and ruling NRM side were shocked to hear that a mother who produced only two weeks ago was denied exit with her only 18 days old baby to access medical help from an unnamed hospital.

The Butambala legislator, Mwenge Kivumbi, told the House that he tried to deliver an envelope with money after receiving a call from Lukwago, but the house help who was supposed to receive the money through a fence ventilator was stopped by the police officers.

Many NRM members including the commissioner of Parliament, Chris Baryomonsi and Micheal Kiwanda of Mityana supported Mafabi arguing that police is fond of denying suspects food and they are not surprised to hear Lukwago’s case.


This comes only a few hours after the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee had just finished grilling the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura and the Police Commander Kampala Metropolitan, Andrew Felix Kaweesi on the same issue of police disrespecting human rights.

Lukwago’s house arrest


At the close of November 2103, police surrounded Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s home at Wakaliga in Lubaga Division Kampala.

Police argued that a section of Members of Parliament had planned to escort Lukwago to City Hall to resume his official duties after High Court Judge Yasin Nyanzi’s ruling that he was still the Mayor.

Lukwago being arrested recently

Police patrols, Anti-riot police and barricades were all deployed to block Lukwago from leaving his home.

They termed the move as “preventive arrest” but it has ever since grown into house arrest.

Yesterday, Kadaga put Mbabazi on a heat seat over the issue and concluded that police should break their grip over the Lord Mayor.

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