Kakooza is embroiled in a land dispute with his neighbour. The disputed land measuring 0.22 acres is located in Lubowa, behind Roofings Uganda Limited.
Police officers intercept EALA MP James Kakooza at the entrance of the disputed land in Lubowa. courtesy photo
The Police on
Tuesday blocked Uganda's representative to the East African Legislative
Assembly-EALA, James Kakooza from demolishing property on disputed
land in Lubowa.
embroiled in a land dispute with his neighbour. The disputed land
measuring 0.22 acres is located in Lubowa, behind Roofings Uganda Limited.
who preferred anonymity accuses Kakooza of grabbing her land which includes her
gate and a wall fence that was erected to serve as the boundary.
Last month, Kakooza
survived being lynched after he demolished the wall fence claiming it was part
of his land.
claims that he bought the land from Patrick Ssemambo who held the title from
1991 but the woman says she has been on the land since 1992.
that Kakooza who claimed to have surveyed his land on February 25 did not
involve her during the surveying exercise, yet when she applied for a lease
title from Buganda Land Board-BLB for the land near Kakooza's plot, her neighbours
signed the survey report.
Owoyesigire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson, says Kakooza
was briefly held and later released on police bond on allegations of malicious
Owoyesigire says that although Kakooza claims that he has titles for the
disputed land, they have advised both parties to settle the case amicably as
the police investigate the allegations."
the area say Kakooza instructed his contractor to demolish the gate, pit
latrine and the verandah of her house. When the police officers from
Kajjansi arrived at the disputed land, they blocked Kakooza and took him to
Lubowa police station.
According to Owoyesigire, police have asked Kakooza to halt any developments on
the disputed piece of land until the matter is resolved by the village
Kakooza insists that the
land belongs to him and will continue with plans to construct apartments on the