The Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has today revealed how he hasn’t received any compensation from the government for the court awards he has been getting over the years.
Lukwago says the government owes him over 900 million shillings arising from court awards acquired over the years.
The Kampala Lord Mayor and Deputy President People’s Government was commenting on his latest award of 50 million shillings that was awarded to him by the high court for Police arresting him brutally and violating his right to privacy while he was arrested at his home in 2017
High Court Judge Henrietta Wolayo on Tuesday awarded 50 million shillings as compensation to Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, over his brutal arrest by Police at his home at Wakaliga back in 2017.
Narrating to Uganda Human Rights Commission how police allegedly tortured him as he planned to leave his home in Wakaliga, Rubaga Division in Kampala, Mr Lukwago accused police of grabbing his private parts and squeezing them hard, causing him severe pain.
The judge made a finding that Police’s act of arresting and detaining Erias Lukwago, who was heading to his office on 21st September 2017 was unlawful and it was a violation of his personal liberty provided for under the constitution.
The Lord Mayor was arrested at his house in Wakaliga by police, supposedly to prevent him from joining other opposition leaders in Kampala to pretest the Age Limit Constitutional amendment which was in the making at the time.
Money that’s due to you as the result of a lawsuit. This money may be taxable.
Examples of lawsuit proceeds that aren’t taxable are amounts awarded to you for personal physical injury or sickness and an amount you get as compensation for damages to your property if the payment is less than the amount you paid for the property.
Payments to compensate you for lost wages or punitive damages awards are examples of taxable court awards.
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