Kawempe Division Mayor, Emmanuel Sserunjogi, was Tuesday evening arrested by police for disrupting Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) law enforcement activity.
Sserunjogi was arrested for trying to block KCCA law enforcement team from evicting tax drivers who established an illegal parking on Mambule Road.
Situated in Bwaise, Mambule Road is among roads that have been upgraded under the Kampala Infrastructure and Institutional Development Project.
Ben Kiddu, a private assistant to Sserunjogi told Uganda Radio Network that his boss was first detained at Kawempe Division Police offices and later transferred to Kira Road Police.
By 7:00PM, when Uganda Radio Network last talked to Mr Kiddu, he Sserunjogi had been transferred from Kira Road Police to a place they are yet to know.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima says he has not been briefed on Ssernjogi’s arrest.
When contacted for a comment, Kampala Capital City Authority spokesperson, Peter Kaujju, said “we have learnt that there was a disruption of exercise to remove an illegal parking and the mayor has been taken to police to record a statement.”
The arrest comes less than two weeks after executive director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Jennifer Musisi, penned a letter implicating the political wing led by the lord mayor, division mayors and councillors for inciting vendors to attack KCCA law enforcement officers.