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I’m Ready To Return The Billions I’ve Collected From Settlers On Buganda Land – Kabaka Tells Court As His Battle With Mabirizi Enters Tricky Round…

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The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II through his Attorney General Christopher Bwanika has assured the supreme court that he is willing to return all the money he has been collected from the settlers on the official kingdom mailo.

Submitting before Justice Esther Kisakye of the supreme court, Bwanika asked court not to allow lawyer Male Mabirizi’s controversial application to issue an  interim order stopping the Kabaka of Buganda and his agents of Buganda Land Board (BLB) from collecting ground rent and registering the settlers on the official mailo until court makes a ruling on his appeal where he is challenging the Kabaka’s status of calling himself the owner of the official mailo.

Bwanika told court that there is no pertinent threat that needs an interim order from court stopping them from collecting ground rent because there are millions of people who benefiting from the scheme.

“The institution has been collecting the said ground rent for years, my lordship the money collected is receipted so if court determines in the main suit that it has been illegally collecting this money, the respondent (Kabaka) is willing to return the money,” Bwanika submitted.

He further said that Mabirizi’s application is of Res-judicata (the matter was adjudicated by a competent court and therefore may not be pursued further by the same parties).

Bwanika argued that this suit was dismissed by High Court Judge Peter Adonyo and he (Mabirizi) didn’t appeal against the judgement. He said that Mabirizi is abusing the court systems because instead of appealing to the court of Appeal, after High Court dismissed his case, he decided to run to supreme court. Bwanika wondered where Mabirizi getting is claim to sue the Kabaka because there is no one on the official mailo who instructed him to sue the king over violating their right in collecting the ground rent.

However, the nonsense lawyer Mabirizi rubbished Bwanika’s submission claiming that he is using legal tricks to misled the court that his case was dismissed by the High Court.

The maverick lawyer told court that after High Court Judge Basaza Wasswa allowed his application for discovery, the Mengo establishment, through the then kingdom Attorney General David Mpanga Kisitu appealed to the Court of Appeal.

“My lordship, when I suffered injustice at the Court of Appeal, I ran back to High Court to stop the proceedings of the Court until this court determines my Appeal, the learned judge Adonyo based on the decision of the court of Appeal and dismissed my case before him saying that it was dismissed by the court of Appeal so I am here seeking justice after suffering injustice in the court of Appeal, and I pray that this court be steady and not be misled by the respondent,”  Mabirizi said.

Mabirizi told court that BLB, the respondent’s agent has already threatened settlers on the official mailo with eviction if they don’t pay ground Rent.

He insisted that he has a locus before the court because he is a beneficiary of the official mailo since he is a Muganda and Kabaka. He added that the Kabaka is just a trustee who only keeps land for the Baganda.

Mabirizi questioned where the Kabaka, who is like an administrator of the family land not the owner gets the powers to collect ground rent.

He pleaded to court to give an interim order stopping the kingdom from collecting the ground rent until his main suit is determined. The presiding justice is to give her ruling on notice.

By Alirabaki Ssengooba

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You Can Quarrel But You Should Never Fight – Muhoozi Advises His Father Museveni And Kagame…

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President Museveni’s son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba who also doubles as his senior adviser on Special Operations has given him advice never to fight with his former bush war colleague, Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

In a post on his twitter page, Muhoozi told his boss that, “Brothers/Comrades and Revolutionaries can quarrel but they should never fight. We have come from very far. I wish His Excellency General Kagame and the people of Rwanda a solemn and respectful kwibuka.”

Muhoozi was wishing Rwandan president Paul Kagame and the people of Rwanda a respectful Kwibuka. Kwibuka means ‘to remember’ and describes the annual commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

This year marks the 26th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Kwibuka26 provides an important opportunity to Remember and honour the over one million victims of the genocide, preserve its evidence and educate Rwandans about its history as well as the lessons that Rwanda has learned.

 

By Temuseewo Mpoza




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Lt. Col. Nakalema Directs Arrest of Asian Tycoon Abid Alam Over Rape, Torture Allegation In Mubende…

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The State House Anti- corruption unit boss Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema has directed the Uganda Police Force to summon Indian Investor Abid Alam to Kasanda police station to record a statement on allegations of torture and rape.

According to credible sources at the Anti-corruption unit, Nakalema today morning talked to Maj. General Sabiiti Muzeeyi and asked him to intervene and assist a one Arthur Mugyenyi who accuses Alam’s workers of torturing his family members and raping his wife in presence of their children.

Sources further revealed that Mugyenyi with the help of their area Member of Parliament Simeo Nsubuga petitioned Nakalema’s anti-corruption unit claiming that they were not helped by the area police when Alam’s goons terrorised them. Last week, Nsubuga said that Alam sent 60 workers to Mugyenyi’s home with machetes and threatened to kill Mugyenyi and his family members.

He said Alam’s workers also cut down Mugyenyi’s banana plantation, destroyed his two houses, and took his 200 cows and 500 goats in a bid to evict him from his land.

Efforts to speak to Alam were futile since his known phone numbers were off.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki




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VIDEO: Please Government Get Us Out Of China: We Are Being Tortured, Discriminated And Chased From Houses Already Four Of Our Colleagues Are Dead – Ugandans In China Cry Out….

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Ugandans and Africans who have been plying their trade in China have cried to their governments to get them out of China.

According to a video from one of the Ugandans who is locked down in china, that was shared by Kampala Central legislator Mohammad Nsereko, they are being ejected from houses, denied access to health care and ejected from public transport and already 4 of their colleagues have died under unclear circumstances.

“The Chinese are discriminating us, when we enter their busses they all run out of the bus. These people are showing us their true colours, we are asking government to help. The Chinese should allow us to go home instead of forcefully arresting us and testing us,” he said.

He added, “We are being tortured, i call upon government to help us leave this country. Already four of our colleagues are dead. Let them allow us to go home. The landlords are chasing us from their houses and asking for a lot of money in rent yet we are not working. Everywhere we go we are being chased, we are now in hiding.”

Nsereko called upon government to immediately intervene and stop this alleged discrimination and inhuman treatment.

“I have received disturbing reports and videos of Ugandans and Africans in China being treated in a degrading manner. I have been informed that some have been ejected from houses, others denied access to health care and ejected from public transport. This is very unfortunate; we call upon the Ugandan government to intervene immediately in this matter.”

 

By Temuseewo Mpoza




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