Mbarara Mayor sues councilor for defaming him
There is tension at Mbarara municipal council, after the mayor, Robert Mugabe Kakyebezi sued one of his councilors, Imam Kagiko for defamation.
Kagiko the councilor LC4 for Katete Ward in Nyamitanga division, was summoned to Mbarara police station to record a statement over three charges of criminal defamation, threatening violence and computer misuse.
Mayor Kakyebezi alleges that in December last year 2018, Kagiko posted in Municipal Councilors WhatsApp group accusing him of selling off Municipal Land, embezzling road funds, misuse of USMID project funds, intellectual incompetence among others.
Speaking to Croozefm on phone, Councilor Kagiko says he only asked about issues to do with service delivery.
The case has been registered under case reference number CRB 31/19.