WAKISO – Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on Monday delivered foodstuffs, including a cow, to hundreds of homeless residents of Lusanja, Kasangati Town Council in Wakiso District ahead of Christmas.
The residents were evicted in October and have since been staying in makeshift shelters.
Bobi Wine, who is their MP and has in the past months delivered foodstuffs to them, repeated the feat ahead of Christmas.
“Today, I visited the people of Lusanja who were evicted from their homes and shared with them foodstuffs and other items for Christmas. They do not have a roof on their heads yet, but at least they can have a decent meal with their children on Christmas day. I appreciate my friends who contributed to this cause,” he said.
“I encourage those of us who are able, to use this season to reach out to those who are less fortunate and give them a hand- the hungry and thirsty, the homeless and sick, the destitute and prisoners. We give not because we have a lot, but because we know how it feels to have nothing,” he added.
Court last week nullified the violent eviction of hundreds of families that left property worth millions of Shillings destroyed in Sekanyonyi Village in Mpererwe in Kawempe Division.
High Court Judge John Eudes Keitirima ruled on Friday that the Chief Magistrates Court at Nabweru that ordered for an eviction which resulted into the destruction of property had no jurisdiction to handle the case.
The judge held that it was imperative for Mr Medard Kiconco and his lawyers to provide the estimated value of structures that he was seeking to demolish in order for the trial court to determine whether it was within the ambit of the court’s pecuniary jurisdiction to order.
“The execution was a nullity as it was based on a decision that was issued by a court without competent jurisdiction. Determining the merits or the demerits of the execution process would, therefore, be superfluous,” Justice Keitirima held.
The judge observed that there was no effective service affected on the complainants and that if the trial chief magistrate had visited the disputed land, it would have alerted the concerned parties that someone had sued them.
Justice Keitirima ordered that any aggrieved party in regard to the said land should institute their suit in a court with competent jurisdiction.
In October, businessman Medard Kiconco claiming to own the land with the help of the armed Police and armed gang violently evicted them from the land where they have lived for decades and destroyed their household property.
The residents led by their leader, Fred Kanyike said that a total of 350 homes were demolished and 240 others awaits the same during the violent exercise by armed men both in uniform and civilian wear before fencing off their land without any notice.
The High Court orders followed an application filed by Mr Patrick Opedo and sixteen other persons that sought to set aside the exparte judgement.