“There is one patrol car full of men commanded by Mbuubi police station boss, Sam Omala. They are manning the way to Erias Lukwago’s home ready to strike.”
“There is another white Tata pickup usually used for bundling Lukwago and its occupants numbering to 3, are led by a one police officer, Musa Walugembe.”
“At the embattled Lord Mayor’s gate, are about 5 heavily armed anti-riot policemen.”
It should be remembered that on Monday, opposition leaders together with the Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, under the pressure group of 4GC, resolved to hold a consultative meeting to consult Kampala electorates on the way forward as far as the Mayor’s office is concerned.
Police manning Lukwago’s gate
Lukwago revealed that the main factor for organising the meeting was to brief his electorates on the actual picture of what he has passed through from the period he was elected into office.
“I have decided to start my consultations from Katwe because it’s the same place where I started my campaigns for this Lord Mayor’s post,” he said.
The said consultative meeting was scheduled to take place in Katwe on today, Wednesday, March 19.
Hon Moses Kasibante, one of the organisers, presented a copy of the letter to the Inspector General Police which was copied to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander informing them of this meeting.
However, yesterday, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Ibin Ssenkumbi said the planned meeting contravenes the Public Order Management Act.
According to the law that guides public assemblies, organisers should inform police at least three days before the function.
Ssenkumbi said Police received the notice on Monday to hold the meeting on Wednesday “which is less than at least three days as stipulated in the Act.”
Ssenkumbi further argued there is “no proof of consent by the premise owner and no indication of the expected number of people as per the Act.”