The shock and grief that overtook Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago when his deputy, Sarah Kanyike, was appointed as director of Gender, Community Services and Production at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), is no more.
The celebrated lawyer was in his spirits as Kanyike handed over the office of the Deputy Lord Mayor to Doreen Nyanjura, the person Lukwago picked to replace her.
Kanyike shocked opposition supporters when her name appeared on the list of President Yoweri Museveni’s nominees to the KCCA technical wing.
Lukwago who had earlier on given Kanyike a three-day ultimatum to reject the appointment this time around wished her success at her new job.
He was joined by other councilors who hailed her for the time she served the city as deputy Lord Mayor.
Kanyike spoke of her 20-year political career as one which helped her to amass knowledge in administration which she said would guide her in her new posting. After 20 years as a politician, Kanyike said that now is time for her to serve the country as a civil servant.
She asked her successor, Nyanjura, to further the agenda of bringing services to the people of Kampala because that is the goal of KCCA.
At the same function, the Kampala Central One Councilor, Moses Kataabu took over the office of Executive Secretary in charge of Finance and Administration at KCCA.
Kataabu pledged to ensure proper accountability of funds in KCCA and formulation of a strategic plan to guide the operations of the Authority since the previous one has expired. Both Nyanjura and Kataabu took an oath and assumed their new offices immediately.