By Vision Reporter
Police have blocked City Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago and the opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, from leaving City Hall to their planned inspection of civil works in the city suburbs.
City Hall is the seat of Kampala Capital City Authority. Also blocked with the duo is the Kawempe Municipality Mayor Mubarak Munyagwa.
The trio was set to inspect civil works of Ttula Road and Lubigi channel and thereafter hold a rally at Kalerwe Market on Thursday afternoon.
The Police insist that if allowed to inspect the said projects, they might use the chance to cause mayhem like the case was in the past when a Policeman was killed by Besigye and Lukwago fans in Kampala.
Responding to a letter Lukwago wrote to police, the Kampala Metropolitan police commander Andrew Kaweesi on Wednesday said they could not permit Lukwago’s activities because his letter lacked more details of what he had planned to do.
“Police would like you to give more details on a clear description of the road works you intend to inspect and their exact locations. This is done to avoid a repeat of a similar inspection exercise you carried out in the city early this year where you intentionally changed the intended inspection into a political procession that later turned violent leading to the gruesome murder of a police officer, Ariong John Bosco,” Kaweesi told Lukwago in a letter he wrote to him.
Kawesi also gave Lukwago another condition of naming the leaders that intend to accompany him during the inspection and those who would attend his rally at Kalerwe.
“Note that the rally should not be an extension of the activities of the outlawed A4C and AGC in both form and content, and should this be the case, the police shall not allow such an unlawful activity to take place,” Kaweesi said.
He also asked Lukwago for more details concerning his inspection including the names of the leaders that intend to accompany him.