KAMPALA — President Museveni has aimed a cheeky dig at the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, saying he almost he got a heart attack when “I captured a big fish (Sara Kanyike) from my old party (DP)”.
Mr. Museveni poked fun at Lukwago in brief statement on social media as his former deputy Lord Mayor Kanyike was sworn in as State Minister for Disabilities and Elderly at State House on Monday afternoon.
“I want to express sympathy to my son Lukwago (Erias) who almost got a heart attack because because I captured a big fish from my old party (DP),” Museveni wrote.
Museveni also hit out at Lukwago saying that he is happy with people like Ms. Kanyike who put the problems of the people ahead of party differences.
Lord Mayor Lukwago responded to Mr. Museveni’s cheeky comments with only two lines — “Imagine! Mujooja”, he said on top of a screenshot of the President’s post.
Mr Lukwago had implored Ms Kanyike to reject Museveni’s appointment but Ms. Kanyike took up job.
President Museveni had in May nominated Ms Kanyike as director for gender, community service and production in the new changes at KCCA that also brought in Ms Dorothy Kisaka as executive director, replacing Engineer Andrew Kitaka who had acted since December 2018.
Other appointments included Dr Daniel Okello Ayen, who was confirmed as the director of public health and environment, and Ms Grace Akullo the new director of human resource and administration.