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Anxiety as Lukwago Heads to KCCA for Swearing-in Ceremony

Lukwago's inauguration is on the on edge (Photo: Nixon Segawa/ChimpReports)

Preparations for the swearing-in ceremony of re-elected Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago are underway in Kampala.

Scores of supporters are accompanying Lukwago to City Hall where the function will be held before the controversial and polarizing figure assumes office.

There is fear and anxiety that the ceremony could be blocked by police.

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The function was adjourned on the request of the Inspector General of Police, visit Gen. Kale Kayihura, citing lack of enough manpower to manage security of the event at a time when the South Korean and Turkish leaders were visiting the country.

Police as well were deploying personnel for Martyrs’ Day celebrations at Namugongo.

“During these occasions, the police will be preoccupied and will put much of their men to securing the VIPs. Therefore they will not be able to effectively secure the swearing-in function because they would be over stretched,” said police publicist Fred Enanga last week.

On Sunday evening, Lukwago warned that his return would not be “business as usual”, emphasizing that swindling of public funds by KCCA officials would meet stiff resistance.

Lukwago was removed from office following a government-instituted commission that found him liable of incompetence, conclusions he said were politically motivated.

Before his departure, Lukwago had raised a red flag over misuse of billions of shillings invested in the city’s drainage infrastructure system and public markets.

His relations with KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi had worsened with the pair not seeing eye to eye.

Lukwago, who won the recent election by landslide, said the fight for transparency and accountability at KCCA will be his main focus.

Enanga last week quoted Gen Kayihura as advising that the swearing-in ceremony be put “any time” this week when they can effectively secure it. He added that Lukwago and the Lord councilors would be moving with many supporters who would disrupt transport.


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