The Kampala Capital City Amendment Bill: Institutional Mechanics Or Bleeding The Will Of The People

In light of the power struggle at City Hall, Kampala and in the wake of an increase of bureaucratic attempts to usurp the power of the Lord Mayor, the bill seeks to pronounce itself clearly on how to manage the crisis through altering the mode of mayoral elections providing that they should be by council voting and not by adult suffrage. The bill also highlights new areas of focus all steered towards the efficient administration and development of the city.

This analysis will seek to examine the practicality of the bill with due regard to ‘realpolitik’ in Kampala city. This paper will rely on case law from other jurisdictions read with due regard to the political culture of residents of Kampala.