Musisi Resignation Marks End of Glamour, Big Clean City Ideas

By Karoli Ssemogerere

So Ms Jennifer Musisi threw in the towel during the Kanye Kardashian visit making it difficult to forget. She proceeded on leave with just over one year left on her contract. She arrived as KCCA executive director in 2010, with a big mandate to break the old city hall networks and fix the city's crumbling infrastructure.

In 2006, Nasser Sebaggala had been re-elected to his former job, which he lost after being convicted of dealing with forged securities in the United States in 1998. His successor Erias Lukwago lost executive powers to the Minister for Kampala, but carved his office into a fortress, a bully pulpit from which he opposed the now departed executive director.

In 2013, in perhaps a fatal mistake, government came up with the idea to impeach Lukwago without looking far enough to study its consequences. The idea commenced with a kangaroo like inquiry presided over by Justice Catherine Bamugememeire. This inquiry was sputtered for its draconian methods by another Judge, Lydia Mugambe Ssali, who later impugned the entire impeachment process that proceeded after a court order had been obtained stopping it.