Lusanja Land Vendor Survives Lynching

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Bitarabeho was saved by Counter Terrorism Police that is deployed at the court. She was then locked up in one of the offices at Nakawa court before being whisked away in a speeding car.
16 Apr 2019 07:26
Chrispa Bitarabeho being shielded by Counter Terrorism Police Officers at Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court

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The woman who sold the contested land in Lusanja in Kasangati Town Council in Wakiso district to residents has narrowly survived mob action at Nakawa High Court.

The angry mob charged at Crispa Bitarabeho on Monday when she turned up for the hearing of application in which, city businessman Medard Kiconco is seeking eviction order.

The mob members tried to undress Bitarabeho who was dressed in a short black floral dress with high heeled shoes accusing her of selling them land under contention plots 206 and 671 at Sekanyonyi in Mpererwe Kampala District.    

The residents were enraged by the fact that Bitarabeho was walking Kiconco who is seeking orders to evict them from the land she sold them. Some of the residents were heard accusing Bitarabeho of double dealing.


//Cue in: “Let us all Cue out: …    

Kagala kulya double”.//  


Bitarabeho was saved by Counter Terrorism Police that is deployed at the court. She was then locked up in one of the offices at Nakawa court before being whisked away in a speeding car. 

The residents have vowed to chop her into pieces, saying they have taken long without hearing from her.

//Cue in: “Katusiruwalilako atte nga…     

Cue out: ……Mukaleke”.//          

Troubled started in February 2019, when Kiconco who own Lex Man Industries Limited went to the Land Division of High Court seeking orders declaring that Kyadondo Block 206 plot 671 at Sekanyonyi in Mperewe, which hosts 17 people belongs to him. 


Kiconco wants court to declare that occupants are illegally on his land.  However, the suit was amended to add on 128 other people from Lusanja who also claim ownership of the land.

However, the matter failed to take off on Monday when the trial judge, Tadeo Asiimwe ordered that surveyors should be hired to verify the exact location of the land.      

It came after Kiconco’s lawyer, Rashid Babu told court that the contested land is found in Sekanyonyi in Kampala District and not Lusanja in Wakiso district.  

Justice Asiimwe thus directed the Lusanja victims through their lawyer Erias Lukwago to hire a Private Land Surveyor to work together with Kampala Capital City Authority surveyors and produce a survey report.    

He said the report should be availed to court by April, 23rd, 2019 to allow the hearing to commence on May 13th, 2019. More than 200 people were evicted from their homes on a piece of land measuring 75 acres in Lusanje in October 2018.

The demolition followed court orders issued by the Nabweru Chief Magistrate, Esther Rebecca Nasambu following an application by Kiconco.  High court has since declared the orders illegal.

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