Panic As Bobi Wine, 2000 Others Residents Face Eviction From Magere After Court Order

More than 2,000 residents in Magere, Wakiso District are on the verge of being evicted from their homes after losing their bid to block the hearing of a case filed by Ms. Justine Nakamatte accusing them of illegal stay on the 640 acre land.

The land in question comprises Block 190 and Block 191, which originally totalled up to a square mile (approximately 640 acres).

The land is in Magere, Wampewo Parish, Kasangati Town Council in Kyadondo County, Wakiso District, which is approximately 16 kilometres north of Kampala on the Kampala-Gayaza road.

Justice Henry Isabirye Kaweesa in his Wednesday (yesterday) ruling read out by deputy registrar Miriam Ayo Okello said there were no sufficient grounds to block the hearing of the main case by the concerned residents.

“There is, therefore, no merit in all arguments raised upon which court can base a decision to strike out Civil Suit 711/2020,” ruled Justice Kaweesa.

He added: “This application is accordingly dismissed with costs to the respondent (Ms. Nakamatte).”

The decision by court means the hearing of the case will proceed to determine the actual owner of the land.

The affected include senior political leaders, military officers and top corporates. There are also major religious institutions and an entertainment centre on the contested land.

The case also puts at stake the ownership of land by National Unity Platform leader (NUP), Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine.

The land in question comprises Block 190 and Block 191, which originally totalled up to a square mile (approximately 640 acres).
The land is in Magere, Wampewo Parish, Kasangati Town Council in Kyadondo County, Wakiso District, which is approximately 16 kilometres north of Kampala on the Kampala-Gayaza road.

According to Nakamate, she inherited the land in question from her great grandfather, Mr. Akula Ssematimba, and therefore, seeks a court order to cancel all titles on the land. She also wants the defendants to compensate her for any losses incurred.

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