Doreen Nyanjura replaces Sarah Kanyike Kampala Deputy Lord Mayor
Erias Lukwago names Doreen Nyanjura as his new deputy Lord Mayor replacing Sarah Kanyike. FILE PHOTO

Erias Lukwago names Doreen Nyanjura as his new deputy Lord Mayor replacing Sarah Kanyike.

Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has elected Doreen Nyanjura as new Kampala deputy lord mayor replacing the departed Sarah Kanyike.

Sarah Kanyike who was recently serving as the Lord Mayor’s deputy last week was nominated by President Museveni for a government job.

She was nominated to serve in the position of Director Gender, Community Services at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).

The appointment has since not gone well with Erias Lukwago who on Sunday issued Kanyike a three-day ultimatum to decide whether to turn down or accept and move on with the new offer.

However, Lukwago on Thursday confirmed that she (Kanyike) had handed in her resignation letter with the duty of serving as his immediate assistant set to be relieved of her by June 30th.

Meanwhile, upon the new appointment, Lukwago mentioned that Nyanjura will also serve as the Minister in charge of gender in his executive – a position that Kanyike was also holding.

“The outgoing deputy Lord Mayor having been a minister for gender in my executive, Nyanjura also takes up the same position and becomes her immediate supervisor,” Mr Lukwago stressed.

Doreen Nyanjura replaces Sarah Kanyike Kampala Deputy Lord Mayor
Erias Lukwago names Doreen Nyanjura as his new deputy Lord Mayor replacing Sarah Kanyike. FILE PHOTO

Who is Doreen Nyanjura?

Doreen Nyanjura is now the newly appointed Deputy Lord Mayor for Kampala, replacing Sarah Kanyike. Nyanjura also serves as the elected Local Council 5 (LCV) Woman Councillor, representing Makerere University at Kampala Capital City Authority a position she was elected on in 2016.

Doreen Nyanjura was born in 1989, in Fort Portal, Kabarole District, Western Region of Uganda. She is the third-born, in a family of seven siblings. 

Her parents separated when Doreen together with her brothers and sisters were still young and they grew up with their father. 

Her father named Samson Muhenda, a school teacher by then served as the deputy headmaster at Nyakasura School.

Doreen attended primary school locally. In 2003 she transferred to Kyebambe Girls’ Secondary School, in Fort Portal, where she completed her O-Level studies and obtained her Uganda Certificate of Education.

She attended Masheruka Girls School in Bushenyi District for her A-Level education before being admitted at Makerere University for a bachelor’s degrees course.

Nyanjura graduated with a Bachelor degree in Tourism at Makerere University. Besides her bachelor’s degree she recently in 2018 enrolled for a postgraduate degree program of Master of Arts in Public Policy still at Makerere University.