Lukwago Speaks Out On Controversial Impeachment

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was languishing in Hospital when KCCA councilors voted to impeach him.
Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was languishing in Hospital when KCCA councilors voted to impeach him.

Beleaguered Kampala City Lord Mayor has expressed dismay over the manner in which Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) councilors voted to impeach him on Monday describing the process as illegal, nevertheless saying he remains upbeat so long as he is “On the right side of history”

In a message posted on his Facebook wall, Lukwago who was bedridden on Monday, with a poignant tone described the manner in which the Court order blocking the process was “obdurately defied”.

Mr Lukwago last week filed High Court petition, challenging the tribunal’s findings but Minister Tumwebaze continued with the process of his removal on Monday despite being served with a Court order.

29 councillors voted in favour of removing Lukwago. Only three councilors were against in an impeachment process that has been shrouded in controversy.

Lukwago says that by chairing an authority meeting without key instruments like the mace, Kampala Minister Frank Tumwebaze was presiding over an illegal process.

Lukwago however says his “Head will always remain high as long as am on the right side of history”

Below is what Lukwago wrote on his Facebook wall on Tuesday;

“Court order obdurately defied, lawyers harangued and clobbered, Hon. Minister presides over a purpoted Authority meeting without vital instruments like the mace, mambas and Kibooko squad unleash terror in the city:,all in the name of evicting one person from city hall, moreover at a time when he is languishing in a hospital in Nsambya. My head will always remain high as long as am on the right side of history.”

Lukwago’s impeachment comes after the KCCA Tribunal chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire found him guilty of incompetence, abuse of office and misconduct hence giving a green light to his impeachment.

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