Kampala. The swearing-in of the city Lord Mayor, division mayors and division councillors was suspended after a councillor turned up chained.
The National Unity Platform-NUP councillor for Kampala Central Moses Kataabu (pictured in chains above) took to the podium to take the oath with both his hands chained and wearing a placard on the neck with a message, “Museveni free political prisoners”.
The Resident City Commissioner Hud Hussein was forced to leave his seat and asked to remove the chains or leave the podium.
“He can’t swear in like this,” said Hud as he pointed at security personnel directing them to take Kataabu off the podium.
The Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Ayo Miriam Okello pleaded with Kataabu to remove the chains in vain.
Kataabu was later joined on the podium by other NUP councilors cshouting “We are all prisoners of Museveni.”
Okello was forced to adjourn the sitting. However, this did not deter Kataabu who remained standing at the podium still chained.
However, situation at City Hall normalized and swearing-in of Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA division councillors, division mayors and the Lord Mayor resumed.
After taking his oath, Lukwago promised a selfless service to the people of Kampala.
The event was witnessed by FDC president Patrick Oboi Amuriat among others.
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