The High Court in Kampala has set Friday as the day to hear an interim application by the embattled mayor Erias Lukwago seeking an injunction against the Kampala Mayoral elections.
High Court Judge Lydia Mugambe fixed the March 21st date after continued pressure from Lukwago’s lawyers to have a day before the elections are held.
Earlier in the morning, court registrars at High Court had told Lukwago’s lawyers led by Caleb Alaka that it would be difficult to set a date for the hearing of the application. However the Judge has accepted to hear the application.
Lukwago filed an application before the high court last week for an interim injunction on the mayoral election process that had been started by the Electoral Commission. In the application he argues that a suit in which he is challenging his impeachment and the KCCA tribunal has not yet been disposed off.
Electoral Commission, the Attorney General and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) are respondents in the application that is to be decided on Friday.
The electoral commission has organised elections to fill the post of Lord Mayor that are scheduled for April 17th.
Lukwago was impeached after a stormy meeting in November last year at the City Hall headquarters. Despite court granting him an injunction to stop the meeting, Frank Tumwebaze, the Kampala minister proceeded to conduct the meeting.
Another application is due to be determined on Thursday in which Lukwago seeks orders to jail Police chief Kale Kayihura, KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi, Frank Tumwebaze and Kampala Metropolitan police commander Andrew Felix Kaweesi for contempt of court orders.