I therefore, urge you to stay calm and be focused working with the area leaders,” Kyagulanyi told residents.
PIC: Kyandondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi addressing residents of Kamwokya on land eviction in Kampala on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Photo by Francis Emorut)
KAMPALA- The Kyandondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi has appealed to residents of Kamwokya who are affected by the pending land eviction to remain calm.
“Any land eviction is born out of court orders as a result of legal due process which has not happened. I therefore, urge you to stay calm and be focused working with the area leaders,” Kyagulanyi told residents.
This was during a crisis meeting with the affected families in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb to forge the way forward as he is also affected.
“The law protects you as Kibanja owners and it’s the same law which protects people living in Kololo. I want to assure you what you own is not illegal,” he said.
This follows a formal complaint by Pearl Hope Investments Limited through Lubega and Company Advocates in a letter dated March 11, notifying Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and others over land trespass and to respond to the letter within 21 days.
“You went ahead and demolished the old premises thereon. You erected Ssemakokiro Plaza on the land wherein you have your recording studios and other activities.
As you may appreciate, you are purely a trespasser on our client’s land, our client on purely humanitarian grounds gives you a notice of seven days within which you should remove your developments as they constitute a nuisance therein,” the letter addressed to the MP reads in part.
The land in contention is 26 acres located on Block 213, plots 20-78.
According to Goretti Katana who was born in the area 30 years ago the looming eviction is going to affect over 700 families.
The local area leaders James Kakooza a councillor, Kabuye Ssebatta and Fred Ssentammu the LCI chairman were present during the meeting and assured the affected families the court due process should be followed before eviction