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Mayor Lukwago Denies Saleh’s Shs 3bn Offer

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has described as ‘psychologically disturbing’ and ‘baseless’, online http://csrf.net/wp-content/plugins/bbpress/templates/default/extras/single-forum-edit.php reports that he is quietly benefiting from a secret state fund, doctor Chimp Corps report.

Lukwago said such reports were part of ‘heavily funded’ efforts by some government officials to malign him.

Media reports recently indicated that Lukwago had met with Gen. Salim Saleh and agreed to have his house rebuilt at the whopping Shs 3bn.

“I refused to meet the Kaguta family even when my office was closed but these reported have affected me psychologically. I have stood clear of any such engagements with any member of the First Family and even those in government,” Lukwago told journalists on Thursday at his office at City Hall.

“Even the dialogue structured by the former Prime Minister (Amama Mbabazi), I never attended them personally but sent my legal team. I insist that I will never meet any individual in those circles concerning the politics of the city and the country.”

The angry Kampala Lord Mayor, who had earlier before the beginning of the press conference indicated was not feeling well, exhibited anger, saying it was absurd that some people were behind media reports intended to drive a wedge between him and the public.

He said despite being affected psychologically by the reports, he would not waver but rather continue with his resolve to fight for the rule of law.

“I know the intention of the masterminds is to kill our morale and they are funded to do this but we shall not be moved by such stories,” charged Lukwago.

”I have  worked for the last 19 years since I finished school in 1996 and started practicing law and have won a number of both big and small cases. I was Member of Parliament for Kampala for 5 years. Can’t I use my savings for those yeas to construct or renovate my house?” he wondered.

The Mayor, who was in his first term of office toppled on charges of incompetence, said he has lived an honest life throughout his entire career adding all he has got is through his own sweat.

Lukwago said there ought to be an apology and compensation or else he intends to sue the sections of the media that published the ‘malicious’ reports about him.

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