Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has been impeached despite a court injunction ruling against the process.
29 councilors voted in favour of impeachment while three voted against. The meeting was chaired by Kampala Minister Frank Tumwebaze.
Earlier on Monday morning, the High Court issued an interim order stopping Frank Tumwebaze from implementing the vote of no confidence against Lukwago.
The High Court registrar Fred Waninde had by 8:45am granted an interim injunction barring the KCCA from debating the report of the tribunal set up by Kampala Minister Frank Tumwebaze to investigate the Lord Mayor.
Immediately after the court injunction, Lukwago’s lawyer Samuel Muyizi Mulindwa rushed to KCCA offices to serve them the documents. Muyizi says he went to KCCA Executive Director Jeniffer Musisi’s offices and gave the documents to her secretary, whose names he did not mention. The secretary reportedly walked out and did not come back. The lawyer was shortly reportedly after told to walk out of the KCCA premises for security reasons.
However, Tumwebaze reportedly refused to receive the Court order and went ahead with the process.
Lukwago’s lawyers, Alaka and Company Advocates, petitioned court seeking its orders to block KCCA from impeaching the Lord Mayor.
The proceedings in the High Court will also continue with judicial review today in which Lukwago challenges the process within which the tribunal led by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire arrived at their decision.
Lukwago is currently at Mukwaya General Clinic where he was admitted on Saturday.
Meanwhile there was drama as MP’s including Ken Lukyamuzi were forcefully pushed out of City Hall, one of Lukwago’s lawyers was beaten up by police and arrested.