The police have sealed off the home of embattled Kampala city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.
Lukwago was today expected to hold what he calls a stakeholders meeting which the police has since blocked.
In a post on Facebook, Lukwago has sent a daring message to Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni saying he is “ready to pay the ultimate price today” although he fell short of elaborating.
Lukwago’s statements set the stage for a possible confrontation with the police who also seem determined to ensure the said meeting does not take place.
Early this week, Lukwago and Moses Kasibante, the Lubaga North MP wrote notifying police of their intentions to convene a consultative meeting.
It came after police blocked two other previous attempts by Lukwago to convene stakeholders, the first since his controversial impeachment. In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, Judith Nabakooba, the Police spokesperson insists that Lukwago does not have powers to organize a meeting as a lord mayor.
Lukwago was impeached by a section of councilors following a KCCA tribunal report, which implicated him for alleged incompetence and failure to conduct council business. However, High Court judge, Justice Yasin Nyanzi later ruled that the council resolution was unlawful saying it was made in disregard of a court injunction blocking the sitting.