Judiciary’s Statement on Application by Lord Mayor

visit web geneva;”>This development resolves the legal gymnastics surrounding the legality of Lukwago’s ousting on Monday.

Kampala Affairs Minister, Frank Tumwebaze, says the court document was forged and that it should have been handed over to the Attorney General.

By posting the statement on its website, the Judiciary could be moving forward to assert its independence amidst flaring political overtones.

Below is the statement in full (

High Court Grants the Application by the Lord Mayor

The High Court on Monday November 25, 2013 heard an application in which the Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago filed an interim injunction in the High Court restraining the Minister in charge of Kampala Hon. Frank Tumwebaze from acting on the report of the tribunal until the main petition has been disposed off.


The application was drawn by Kwesigabo, Bamwine and Walubiri Advocates, Katuntu and Co. Advocates, Lukwago & Co. Advocates, Alaka & Co. Advocates and Okalanga Law Chambers.

Mr. Lukwago, the applicant, argues in his application that he is dissatisfied with the report and has opened up an application for a judicial review which is still pending before court.

He further argues that the electoral commission held elections for councilors representing professional bodies to Kampala Capital City Authority with the sole purpose of constituting the KCCA to enable councilors remove him from his office as Lord Mayor.

The application which was heard by Hon. Justice Yasin Nyanzi of the High Court granted the injunction restraining the councilors from impeaching the Lord Mayor.

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