KCCA Summoned to defend itself on allegations it negligently failed to cover manholes in the city

By Ruth Anderah

High Court has summoned Kampala Capital City Authority to defend itself on allegations that it negligently failed to cover manholes in the city that cause pedestrians to fell in them.

According to  the  summons   signed  by  Deputy  Registrar Alex Ajiji, KCCA has been given only 15 days within which to defend them-selves, before court fixes a case for hearing.

This after a citizen, Lubega Silver filed a case against KCCA seeking of over 15million shillings as damages when he  fell  in  KCCA  man manhole and broke one of his leg.

Lubega says  on 26th August 2014 while walking as a pedestrian along Namirembe Road in Kampala , fell in a manhole about 8-9 feet and became unconscious,  only to be rescued by good Samaritans.

As a result, he suffered injuries, his body was bruised and his right leg was operated and moves on clutches.