Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said the rescue teams recovered six bodies whose particulars are still scanty. The injured, who are are nursing injuries in Mulago Hospital include Ben Kiwanuka, Emma Kato, Onyoch David, Henderson Ndawula, Maclean, Nandawula, and Marion Nakimbugwe. Two others are still unidentified.
Justice Bashaija directed Lukwago to pay 47 million shillings to Musisi arising from the bill of costs filed by Musisi’s lawyers after winning the case in which Lukwago accused Musisi for usurping his powers in 2012.
The taxation appeal stems from an application filed by Lukwago in 2012 accusing the then Executive Director of Kampala Jennifer Musisi of usurping his powers and passing off as the head of KCCA by holding meetings with traders. Lukwago said that Musisi did not have the mandate to do so.
Lukwago petitioned the High Court Civil Division in 2017 seeking court to compel KCCA, its Executive Director and the Attorney General to pay his emoluments for 30months when he was illegally impeached in 2013 for alleged abuse of office and incompetence.
KCCA council in 2017 passed a resolution calling for Kitumas transfer following the death of Olivia Basemera, a vendor who was running from law enforcement officers in Kampala. It was said Kituma was personally commanding the law enforcement team that was chasing Basemera when she fell in the Nakivubo channel.
However, Lukwago who has been at loggerheads with Musisi since she took office, says the president should appoint an executive director who will only come to perform his or her functions as stipulated in the KCCA Act.
During an Authority meeting at City Hall today, Lukwago said he received a letter from the executive director directing that the two councillors be sworn. However, Lukwago argued that he did not put them on the order paper for oath taking because their legality is not clear.
Lukwago, who has been Lord Mayor of the city since the creation of KCCA in 2011, has been at loggerheads with the ministers in charge of the docket. Since the start of this year, Lukwago has battled with Kampala Minister Beti Kamya accusing her of posturing to grab Lord Mayors functions.
Minister in charge of KCCA affairs, Beti Olive Kamya told MPs on the Presidential Affairs committee today that consultations are ongoing with the Attorney General, Solicitor General and the Lord Mayor to make sure that the money is paid within two weeks.
Sources that attended a meeting by the Inter Party Organization of Dialogue -IPOD indicated that opposition leaders used the meeting to demand for the unconditional release of Dr Kizza Besigye, who is currently on remand at Luzira Prison on treason charges and Nakawa division MP Michael Kabaziguruka, now detained in Kigo.