Lukwago Drags KCCA Executive Director to Court

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The power struggle between Erias Lukwago, the Lord Mayor of Kampala Capital City Authority and the executive director Jennifer Musisi has reached its peak with Lukwago dragging Musisi to court.

The power struggle between Erias Lukwago, the Lord Mayor of Kampala Capital City Authority and the executive director Jennifer Musisi has reached its peak with Lukwago dragging Musisi to court. Today, Lukwago filed a suite before Kampala High court accusing Musisi of undermining his office and frustrating his work to execute his duties as Lord Mayor. He argues that the decision by Musisi to treat his office as ceremonial is unlawful.


Lukwago cites the recent eviction of street vendors saying that it was done without the involvement of his office as the political head of the authority.  He also wants court to compel Musisi to explain that fraudulent sale of the KCCA dispensary that was located on plot 17 Nkurumah road. Court has given Musisi 14 days to file her defense on the suite. The decision by Lukwago to drag Musisi to court does not come as a surprise to many since the duo have always disagreed on various occasion.
 
 
Recently, Lukwago threatened to petition the constitutional court to interpret the powers of the mayor and the executive director. It followed clashes between the duo over the eviction of vendors and how to handle the controversy surrounding the operations of Uganda Taxi Operators and Driver’s Association. Recently Musisi lashed out at city politicians protesting the eviction of street vendors saying they attempting to frustrate her efforts to reorganize the city.


 

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Denis Olaka
Denis Olaka is the URN bureau chief for Lira, in northern Uganda. Apac and Otuke fall under his docket. Olaka has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Olaka started his journalism career in 2000 as a news reporter, anchor, and then editor for Radio Lira in Lira district. He was subsequently an editor with Lira's Radio Wa in 2004 and Gulu district's Mega FM.

He was also a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper newspapers.

Olaka's journalism focuses on politics, health, agriculture and education. He does a lot of crime reporting too.

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