The disagreements started after Beti Kamya-the Minister in-charge of Kampala, informed parliaments presidential affairs committee that she had written to Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago thrice regarding the agenda of the meeting.
Lukwago told journalists this morning that he had decided to suspend his planned return to office pending the review of Justice Kavumas ruling as directed by the Supreme Court. According to Lukwago, much as KCCA officials led by the Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi insist that he will assume office after swearing in, he is still the substantive Lord Mayor.
Charles Ntege, the Kampala Returning Officer declared Lukwago elected with 176, 637 votes against 49,366 votes garnered by his closest rival, the National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate, Daniel Kazibwe.
Kadaga overturned the ruling saying that it was a personal decision by her deputy who may not want to preside over business pertaining to KCCA. She said the deputy\'s ruling was not voted on by the House and therefore could not take effect.
Five judges of the Supreme Court have in a joint ruling delivered by Deputy Registrar Thaddeus Opesen said that they do not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal arising from a decision of one justice of the court of Appeal. They advised the embattled Lord Mayor to take back his appeal to the Court of Appeal to be heard by three judges. The status quo now remains.
Earlier in the day, Justice Nyanzi declined to disqualify himself from the case on grounds that the Attorney Generalâ€™s accusations of bias against him were unfounded. The judge added that the attorney general is engulfed in legal darkness and an embarrassment to the legal fraternity.
Judge Yasin Nyanzi has refused to disqualify himself from hearing embattled Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwagoâ€™s case. He explains that the Attorney General made wild allegations that he would be biased but did not provide evidence to that effect.
However police spokesperson Onyango Patrick says police will not allow the planned city clean-up. He says the group is using the clean-up exercise as a veil to stage city demonstrations and cause chaos. He also says the police are keeping the city secure for the visiting East-African Community Presidents who are attending the EAC summit in Kampala today.
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.
Such controversies stimulated MP Nsubuga to confront President Yoweri Museveni during his visit to Lwengo district last evening and asked him to explain his involvement in the crisis at Kampala Capital City Authority.