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Lukwago asks police to recall KCCA's Rusoke 

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago

Kampala city lord mayor, Erias Lukwago has petitioned the inspector general of police Martin Okoth Ochola asking him to recall Kituuma Rusoke, the head of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) law enforcement team.

In his November 8, 2018 letter to Ochola, Lukwago indicates that the KCCA council sat on August 16, 2018 and resolved that Rusoke should be reprimanded and sent back to police headquarters.

The decision followed an awful event in 2017 that saw 38-year-old Olivia Basemera, a street vendor lose her life.

Basemera jumped to death into the Nakivubo channel in a desperate attempt to escape arrest by KCCA law enforcers. According to Lukwago, Kituuma's continued stay at the Authority is a clear manifestation of impunity.

Lukwago says Kituuma has been illegally at KCCA for more than 5 years and has 'created himself an empire.'

Lukwago also says that while Rusoke was deployed as the head of security unit at KCCA, the officer was illegally assigned the duty of heading the KCCA law enforcement team, which isn't a police unit.

He says that Rusoke is heading the enforcement team without any contract or appointment letter from KCCA. Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima declined to comment on the matter, saying he is yet to receive a copy of Lukwago's letter.

Further, Lukwago asked the other 70% workers of KCCA who "joined KCCA through the ventilator" under the watch of former executive director Jennifer Musisi to quickly find their out before they are booted out. Musisi last year resigned from KCCA citing lack of political support. 

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