On Monday, the sub-county chief, Anthony Wakoli Kutosi stormed Kanyanya’s palace in the company of residents and confiscated his property. Kutosi says they have kept the confiscated items at the sub-county headquarters and will hand them to Kanyanya when he shows up.
Bulucheke Sub County authorities in Bududa district have broken into
the palace of Joseph Washitwaya Kanyanya alias Wash, the self-styled King of
Babukusu Kingdom and confiscated his belonging for alleged failure to pay rent.
Kanyanya reportedly signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bulucheke Sub
County in 2016 to use the facilities at Shillings 100,000 each
month. However, the sub-county authorities say Kanyanya had failed to remit
the money, which has since accumulated to over Shillings 10 million.
the sub-county chief, Anthony Wakoli Kutosi stormed Kanyanya’s palace in the
company of residents and confiscated his property. Kutosi says they have kept
the confiscated items at the sub-county headquarters and will hand them to
Kanyanya when he shows up.
He says they have resolved to convert the place into a guesthouse to
generate revenue for the sub-county. According to Kutosi, they recently
surveyed the sub-county land but Kanyaya removed the mark stones.
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Elisa Khawanga, the Bulucheke sub-county LC 3 Chairperson says Kanyanya
has never paid any coin for using their premises and land.
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Appolo Wamboyo, a resident of Bulucheke, says he wanted to rent the
house and set up a hotel but this could not happen because it was already in
use. Kanyanya has not yet commented as his known mobile number was switched off
when our reporter tried to contact him.
Wilson Watira, the Bududa District LC V chairperson, says the district
has no agreement with Kanyanya for the said land and house. He said there is no
way a person can be given land if he/she has not gone through the District Land