What you need to know:
- This means that the main case that was filed by Ms Justine Nakamatte in 2020 will proceed for hearing to determine the actual owner of the land before Justice Henry Isabirye Kaweesa.
More than 2,000 residents of Magere in Wakiso District last evening lost their bid to block the hearing of a case that could result in their eviction from 640 acres of land.
This means that the main case that was filed by Ms Justine Nakamatte in 2020 will proceed for hearing to determine the actual owner of the land before Justice Henry Isabirye Kaweesa.
Ms Nakamate claims to have inherited the land from her great grandfather, Mr Akula Ssematimba, and wants court to cancel all titles on the land.
She also wants the defendants to compensate her for any losses incurred.
The case also puts at stake the ownership of land by National Unity Platform leader (NUP), Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine.
Justice Kaweesa in his 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 affected include senior political leaders, military officers and top corporates. There also major religious institutions and an entertainment centre on the contested 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.
Defendants in the case
lRobert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu
lSamuel Ssebuliba Kiyingi
lYusuf Mukoloze Male
lDamalie Namaganda Kayondo
lDr Livingstone Makanga Kyegombe
lAhamad Hajj Golloba
lCommissioner Surveys and Mapping
lCommissioner Land Registration
lSarah Nakalembe B.
lKesi .S. Mugambeko
lBashir Juma Kizito
lMoses Kyazze Sseruwu
lEdith Kakembo Nanguma
lSula Sunday Lasa
lRonald Mawanda Kalema
lDr Theoley Rutagwenda
lDr Winyi Kaboyo
lA. S Kuwokulya
lRonald Kitaka Mulindwa
lRobert Musoke Kasasa
lRobinah Grace Nantongo
lHerbert Samwiri Katabalwa
lCharles Segawa Mboozi
lGedion Musoke Mukiibi
lIrene N. Mbahita
lDr Kibuuka Kiyingi
lRev William Ssentubwe
lMuro Farm Enterprises