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Doreen Nyanjura has been sworn in as Deputy Lord Mayor for Kampala Capital City, as the Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, used the Council’s first sitting on Wednesday to appoint his executive.
After invoking section 9, subsection 3 of the KCCA Act 2010 by Lukwago, Nyanjura was unanimously approved by her fellow councilors for the job. The Forum Democratic Change cadre used her inauguration speech to declare war on people trying to cause havoc in the KCCA markets.
I know that there are maneuvers by a few people to overrun and take over the management of KCCA markets with the sole intention of continuing to exploit our people and even evict those who think differently from the Junta. This we shall not accept and are ready for that war.Doreen Nyanjura.
Nyanjura also promised to keep on her fight against the discrimination of persons with disabilities that have seen many buildings in the city not catering for their convenience. This is to be achieved by ensuring all streets and roads within the authority have parking slots for PWDs. This policy is also extended to buildings within the city.
Born in 1989 in Fort Portal, Nyanjura attended the prestigious Kyebambe Girls Secondary school before climaxing her secondary education at Masheruka Girls School. Her pursuit for University education pitted her at Makerere University, where she shot into the political limelight. Her activism and mobilization for the Najjankumbi based FDC party saw her rise to the vice presidency of the Students Guild at the Ivory Tower.
In 2016, she joined mainstream politics as she was voted into the city council representing the women at Makerere University on her first attempt. When Lukwago’s deputy, Sarah Kanyike, during the last term, was offered a job in KCCA as a director last year, the former kicked her out, bringing in the youthful Nyanjura. This year, to a landslide victory, the iron lady trounced NRM’s Juliet Mugisha in the LCV Councillor polls.