By Hillary Nsambu
THE High Court has stopped the eviction of residents of Katanga in Wandegeya until the Mengo Chief Magistrateâ€™s Court clarifies on the issue. The decision was taken on March 27 during a meeting that was chaired by the Principal Judge, James Ogoola and attended by advocates of the parties concerned.
Sam Mutabazi represented the court bailiffs from Mighty Agencies who were hired to carry out the eviction. The exercise was stopped because there were queries about the authenticity of the eviction warrant.
It was not clear whether it was issued by the High Court or the Mengo Chief Magistrate. Alice Kiconco, Sheila Turyagyenda, John Abouf Turyagyenda, Timothy Turyagyenda and James Turyagyenda are seeking to evict Charles Kamya and Yosam Scoff Amooti, among others who have plots in Katanga, a Kampala suburb.
â€œNo further action is to take place until appropriate orders are issued by the Mengo Court or any other court. The status quo before the act of the purported eviction be re-instated,â€ a resolution signed by the Inspector of Courts, Wilson Masalu-Musene, said.
The order was addressed to the regional Police commander for central and copied to the chief registrar, courts of judicature, the chief magistrate of Mengo and the district Police commander of Wandegeya, among others.
The meeting was also attended by MMAKS Advocates, the lawyers for Elizabeth Naaloongo Nakaggwa, a resident, whose home was about to be pulled down by the bailiffs.