Uganda’s Lord Mayor Re-instated

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Boda boda riders celebrate the court victory

Kampala-High court has reinstated the Lord Mayor of Uganda’s capital Kampala.
High court today issued a temporary injunction stopping the censure of Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago from office.
The Lord Mayor had been found guilty by a tribunal instituted by the central government to investigate the mangement of public affairs in Kampala City Council Authority.
Follwing the verdict, the councilors last week censured the Lord Mayor but he challenged their decision in court.
Today, High Court Judge Yasin Nyanzi ordered Frank Tumwebaze the Minister for Kampala to stop the implementation of the tribunal report that paved way for the censure of Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.
The judge ruled that the Lord Mayor should remain in office until his main application challenging the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire recommendations is determined.
The court has also ordered government to pay Mr Lukwago costs of the suit.
Government had earlier ignored an interim order issued by the court on grounds that it was forged because it lacked the official seal.
The lawyer who delivered the interim injunction was roughed up by police and beaten.
The supporters of the embattled mayor have taken to the streets of Kampala to celebrate his court victory.
Political analyts blame Government for pushing for the censure of the Lord Mayor because he belongs to the opposition.
Several commentators on the local radio stations said its a sign of the Government’s intolerance towards the opposition.

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