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
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.
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.
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.