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Kabaka dragged to court over encroach

A one Ssalongo Francis Kiwanuka accuses the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi of encroaching on his land. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – Ssalongo Francis Kiwanuka, a resident of Makindye has Thursday dragged the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda to court for allegedly trespassing on his land.

In his suit filed before the High Court Land Division, Mr. Kiwanuka states that the Kabaka is occupying his land comprised of Block 261, Plot 9, which he claims he has been silently occupying since in 1978 after he inherited it from his father Francis Kibirirango.

Mr. Kiwanuka says that his father attained the same piece of land as a gift from one of the Buganda kingdom royals, Evirini Kulabako Namasole which he later sold a portion of the said land and that the remaining portion, he subdivided into several plots.

“I used to carry out several activities on the remaining plot including owning kiosk which I rented out and earned about Shs25m per annum until in 2017 when KCCA demolished some,” Kiwanuka asserted.

He explains that upon demolition of the said kiosks by KCCA without his consent or permission, the officials of Kabaka from Buganda Land Board fenced his land which is adjacent to the Kabaka’s Makindye Sub County Offices (Gombolola) thus denying him its use and possession.

Mr. Kiwanuka asserts that on several occasions he has demanded the Kabaka to remove his fence and handover and handover his parcel of land but it is all in vain since the Kabaka has refused.

Through his lawyers, Mr. Kiwanuka wants the court to declare that the Kabaka is a trespasser on his land and order him to vacate the land.

He also wants the court to issue a permanent injunction restraining the Kabaka and his agents, servants and anyone working under his (Kabaka) authority from further trespassing on his land.

Mr. Kiwanuka also wants the court to order the Kabaka to compensate him for the losses that he has incurred ever since he denied him entry into his land

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