The High Court has granted embattled Kampala city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago a permanent injunction over the Kampala Mayoral by-election.
Lukwago filed an application to temporarily block the Electoral Commission’s plans of organising by-elections to fill his position.
Lukwago’s move was prompted by EC boss Eng. Badru Kiggundu who last week announced that the Commission had set April 17 as a date it would hold by-elections to fill the vacant position of the Kampala City Lord Mayor.
High court judge Lydia Mugambe ruled that Erias Lukwago is still the Lord Mayor of Kampala and that he must resume office.
The Judge insisted that the impeachment process was unlawful since a court order stopping the process was delivered on time. She also ordered the Electoral commission to stop plans to hold a bi-election in Kampala.
She also ordered that Lukwago be compensated and that should there be an attempt to block him from office, the minister in charge of Kampala, the Attorney General and the Executive director of Kampala will be liable for any damages should they try to block him from resuming office.