Lusanja land eviction: Court rules in favor of Business Man Medard Kiconco, evictees given One Month To Vacate

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By our reporter
The High Court in Kampala has today ruled in favor of business man Medard Kiconco  confirming his ownership of the land citing that residents of Lusanja bought the land from a wrong administrator.
The court judge has also given an ultimatum of just one month for all residents to vacant the land for Kiconco
It should be noted that Medard Kiconco was responsible for the controversial evictions after claiming ownership of the battled land.

President Museveni once visited the people of Lusanja in Wakiso district whose houses were demolished, promising that Govt will refund the victims of the demolition once it is clearly established that the eviction was illegally carried out. But since then he had not gone back
The eviction attracted mixed reactions from many Ugandans, including President Yoweri Museveni, who visited the land with Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, the chairperson of the commission of land inquiry, on October 16, 2018, and halted further eviction and demolition of houses.

 

This prompted the Principal Judge, Yorokamu Bamwine, to direct the Land Division of the High Court head, John Eudes Keitirima to hear the case afresh.
On December 14 last year, Keitirima ruled that the residents were wrongfully evicted from the Lusanja land because the trial magistrate had no powers to handle the case.

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