Makerere Councillor Doreen Nyanjura sworn in as Deputy Lord Mayor
Ms Doreen Nyanjura on Monday took oath as Kampala Deputy Lord Mayor, replacing Ms Sarah Kanyike, who has been nominated to become the director of gender and community development at Kampala Capital City Authority.
Ms Nyanjura, who is the Makerere University female councillor, was named to the new position by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago last week. In a council meeting yesterday, Mr Lukwago formally presented Ms Nyanjura for endorsement.
After taking her oath, Mr Lukwago decorated Ms Nyanjura with a mayoral gown and a golden chain that was first won by a deputy mayor in June 1956.
Doreen is a highly respected political figure, having served as the Makerere Guild vice president between 2011 and 2012. She studied a Masters in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies. She has also served as an FDC NEC Member (Sec For Trade Industry Economy and Investment).
She has previously served as an FDC NEC Member (Sec For Trade Industry Economy and Investment). Other capacities include the National Coordinator of the National Association of the Unemployed. She has also co-authored a book titled ‘Is It The Fundamental Change, Unveiling the hidden Truth’.
In 2012, Nyanjura was arrested along With FDC activist Sam Mugumya for authoring that bookdue to its critism of the NRM. This landed her in Luzira Maximum prison for the first time.
In 2016, Nyanjura joined KCCA as councillor representing Makerere University. Early this year, she became a cabinet member at the Authority after she was appointed Minister of Finance and administration in the KCCA Council by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.