Kampala Capital City Authority executive director Jennifer Musisi has raised concerns over her safety and possible threats to her life.
Her concerns were communicated to the KCCA special authority meeting by Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago based on a telephone conversation between the two leaders of the city authority.
Lukwago told the meeting that he had been informed by Musisi, that she would not attend the session taking place today at City Hall yesterday over security issues.
Musisi later put the same concerns in writing indicating that there are ongoing concerns over her personal safety a result of which she has been advised to restrict her movements while her security is being reviewed.
The letter dated August 8, is addressed to the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.
Musisi delegated Moses Atwiine, the acting executive director of Kampala to lead the technical team in a meeting convened to discuss the controversy surrounding law enforcement in Kampala.
Atwiine similarly confirmed the fears adding that Musisi has been advised to address the issues until advised to contrary then she will be free to move around.
“She informed us that she had concerns about her security and indeed her security is under review so she has been advised to first address some of the those issues until she will be free to move around. This particular concern is not specific to this authority even in other engagements she has been constrained to attend as they review her security details,” Atwiine.
However, councillors wondered whether they are secure in the event that the executive director’s life is threatened. Nakawa councillor Kennedy Okello said the concern should not be taken lightly.
“It is not something we take lightly as an authority. The executive director ordinarily reports to this authority, now if we have a staff under us who feels insecure to engage with us, then we have a problem. I wouldn’t want to take this lightly,” Okello said.
Now only people with identity cards are allowed to access City Hall but even those with identifications are subjected to at least three security checks before accessing the council room.