Inside Power Struggles At Kireka Market


pilule geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Vendors were trying to dismiss Dan Mubiru and his team of Revenue collectors who had been replaced by Muzanganda Savings Cooperative.

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cure geneva;”>The situation turned chaotic after Mubiru diehards refused to vacate Kireka Market whose tender had been granted to Muzanganda Savings Cooperative by Wakiso district after emerging as the highest bidder.

Wasswa Kaweesi, the Chairperson Muzanganda Savings Cooperative, remarked that Police and Kira Division Enforcement Officers’ decision to dismiss Mubiru’s faction from the market was part of their duty of maintaining law and order.

Traders demonstrating outside the market

“On March 6, 2013, I was announced by Wakiso district as the winner for the tender for managing Kireka Market. We informed Mr. Mubiru about that but he turned a deaf ear and continued collecting taxes from the same market. We have decided to request for security to have him thrown out of this market.”

Kaweesi further added that Muzanganda Cooperative is an association of market vendors from Kireka who came together to fight the tyrannical leadership of Mubiru and his team.

However, a market vendor who prefered anonymity blamed Kaweesi for misusing his powers to the extent of bringing police officers to the market, something that destructed their work.

“It is not true that all traders have welcomed Muzanganda to the market because in the past, it was the same group that used to harass all traders in the market to the extent that whoever failed to pay daily tax revenue could be taken to police which has not been the case with Mubiru.”

She further revealed that Kireka Market has been divided into two factions whereby the majority uses the chance to oppress the minority.


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