Bobi Wine responds to house eviction claims
However, in a statement via his social media handle, Kyagulanyi said the matter is state-driven. FILE PHOTO

Bobi Wine, the president of the National Unity Platform, has described recent wrangles surrounding his Magere home as a politically motivated matter.

The National Unity Platform party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has described recent wrangles surrounding his Magere home as politically driven.

Earlier this week, one Damalie Namaganda Kayondo through her lawyers of Kajeke, Maguru and Co Advocates sued all the current occupants of the one-square kilometre (640-acre) mile land in Magere, Wakiso District, seeking, among others, declaratory orders for vacant possession of the suit land.

Namaganda’s lawyers say that Bobi Wine and other residents that the village chairperson, Mr Yekosofat Makubuya, estimates to number 2,000 are residing on her land falsely.

However, in a statement via his social media handle, Kyagulanyi said the matter is state-driven. He said like the ruling regime has been doing too many other Ugandans, it is also determined to take possession of his property.

“There is nothing they will not do! Although I have owned land in Magere, Kamwokya, and Busabala for over a decade, it was only when I declared intentions to challenge the despot that they filed all manner of bogus cases against me in relation to all these properties,” Bobi Wine said. 

“Eventually, they want to leave me without anything, but also to keep us engaged in these kinds of situations as they steal, kill and destroy our nation.”

He added that despite all the tricks used by Museveni’s dictatorship government, he will not bow down to their commands.

“Taking on a dictator is certainly no mean feat, but it will end in victory for the people. No dictator’s story has ever been the rise and rise- it is usually the rise and fall! So will it be for Gen. Museveni,” Kyagulanyi added?

How it started

Ms Damalie Namaganda Kayondo claims that she got the land from her parents who in turn inherited it from her late grandfather Isaaka Kasana.

However, in her court documents, Ms Nakamatte alleges that the late Kasana, from whom Ms Kayondo indirectly acquired the land, fraudulently took possession of it and registered it on Plot 38, Block 191, in Kyadondo.

Through her lawyers of Kajeke, Maguru and Co Advocates, Ms Nakamatte on various dates in June 2020 sued all the current occupants of the one-square kilometre (640-acre) mile land in Magere, Wakiso District, seeking, among others, declaratory orders for vacant possession of the suit land.

Bobi Wine responds to house eviction claims
However, in a statement via his social media handle, Kyagulanyi said the matter is state-driven. FILE PHOTO

The case puts at stake the ownership of land in the area by National Unity Platform (NUP) party leader Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, and other residents that the village chairperson, Mr Yekosofat Makubuya, estimates to number 2,000.

Ms Nakamatte wants the court to cancel all titles on the suit land so that she can repossess the property she claims to have inherited from her great grandfather, Akula Ssematimba. 

She also wants the defendants to compensate her for any losses incurred.

The people affected by the suits range from senior political leaders, military officers and top corporates. There also major religious institutions and an entertainment centre on the land.