The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) management has refused to effect the council resolution to suspend two police officers linked to the death of a street vendor over a week ago.
Last week, the KCCA council chaired by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago passed a resolution suspending Robert Kituuma Rusoke, the KCCA Chief Law Enforcement Officer and the Acting Supervisor of the Enforcement Team, Godwin Katugume following the drowning of Oliver Basemera in Nakivubo Channel.
Basemera met her death as she tried to escape arrest by the KCCA law enforcement team. The two are serving police officers attached to the KCCA Law Enforcement team although management is yet to explain how they recruited.
Shortly after the KCCA council passed the resolution to suspend the two, the technical wing led by Moses Atwine, the Director Physical Planning said they would enforce the resolution.
The council also asked the technical wing to explain how the two police officers came to be employed as KCCA staff yet they first came as bodyguards of the executive director.
However, on Wednesday, Sam Sserunkuma, the Acting KCCA Deputy Executive Director, said they couldn’t suspend the two because they were properly appointed and are KCCA staff.