In what can be described as dramatic scene, police led by the kampala Central police station DPC Joseph Bakaleke Gwaido on Thursday evening heavily deployed at plot 50-52 nakivubo road (qualicell bus terminal) to stop a renowned rally driver and Horizon coaches limited proprietor Charles Muhangi from lawful reclaim of the said land as ordered by both the constitutional and supreme court and as directed by the commandant land protection police unit Mutungi Charles.
Police found Muhangi at least two minutes into his speech to the media and public informing them on how he had come to take full charge of the land but he was stopped by police from continuing with his speech an order he obeyed but kept around until 7:30 pm after police persisting that he should vacate the place.
All that time from around 5pm the CPS DPC Bakaleke avoided interfacing with journalist and Muhangi himself hence channeling the relevant information through the non uniformed police operatives.
According to the court order seen by this website from the Supreme Court as ordered by five justices of the same court including J. Tumwesigye, E. Kisakye, S. Arach- Amoko, E. Mwangusya and Tibatemwa on the 26th of may 2017, it up held the ruling of the constitutional court that dismissed with costs spent by Horizon coaches the application of Francis Drake Lubega against the Attorney General, the commission for land registration and Horizon Coaches Limited.
The same court ordered Drake Lubega to restore a peaceful status quo that existed immediately since the eviction of Horizon Coaches on the 15th day of march 2014 was in contempt of the order arising from the court that sat on the 31st day of may 2013 that quashed Lubega’ application.
In the same way the letter from the commandant Land Protection police unit kibuli Mutungi Charles and the legal officer Eliakim Atumanya copied to DPC CPS ordered that tasked police officers deployed to only witness, keep law and order but desist in any way to participate in the exercise but this was defied.
Meanwhile the kampala metropolitan police publicist Emilian Kayima said that what is lacking is a warrant to evict the one occupying
“Simple. Court gave an order in 2015 which Mr. Muhangi is basing his argument. We are aware that this order still stands. What is missing is a warrant to evict the one occupying. Once that is issues, it will be game over!” said Kayima
By press time police had taken full charge of the same bus park and ordered everyone out of its premises.