Gov't: We Do Not Recognise Lukwago as Kampala Mayor Top story

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During a press briefing on Friday evening at the office of the Prime Minister, the Attorney General, Peter Nyombi said necessary steps are being taken to ensure that the High Court decision is reversed. Nyombi also maintained that Lukwago is no longer the Lord Mayor of KCCA and therefore has no business to conduct on behalf of the Authority.

Government has decided to take the battle for removal of Kampala City Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago to the Court of Appeal. The decision comes after the High Court granted Lukwago a temporary injunction stopping the KCCA from acting on the tribunal report.
 
During a press briefing on Friday evening at the office of the Prime Minister, the Attorney General, Peter Nyombi said necessary steps are being taken to ensure that the High Court decision is reversed. Nyombi also maintained that Lukwago is no longer the Lord Mayor of KCCA and therefore has no business to conduct on behalf of the Authority.
 
He faulted the High Court judge Yasiin Nyanzi for pronouncing himself on a decision that cannot be implemented. Nyombi says on the fateful day, his office received a temporary court injunction at half past ten in the morning when the council had already kicked out the Lord Mayor. He says temporary injunction would have worked if only the order was served before the vote to kick out Lukwago was taken.
 
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Nyombi says the government is only going for legal redress to inform the public that the orders cannot work and therefore must be set aside. He has reiterated the government stand that Lukwago must not step at the KCCA offices claiming to be the Lord Mayor.
 
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Amama Mbabazi, the Prime Minister, agrees with the Attorney General. He says government is only waiting for the court records to file a formal appeal letter. Mbabazi is optimistic that the cour of appeal will overturn the decision of the High Court.
 
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Mbabazi wonders how a court would issue an injunction after conclusion of business. However the explanation by the government contradicts what happened on Monday last week when Lukwago’s lawyers were blocked by the police from serving the court order to the minister for Kampala, Frank Tumwebaze before the vote took place.

 

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