BANYORO CASE AGAINST THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND COMMENCES
By Yosam Gucwaki
The case in which the Banyoro sued the Queen of England for the atrocities she allegedly inflicted on the Banyoro during the colonial time has commenced.
The case is being championed by Bunyoro Kitara Reparations Agency (BUKITAREPA) a local pressure group which was initiated by the Banyoro to fight for their rights.
Addressing journalists on Tuesday at country Inn, Frank Abel Okello, one of the Lawyer s representing Banyoro explained that this particular case has commenced and it is gaining traction though he declined to reveal its details because of the legal privilege.
He added that they have got a very senior counsel in the United Kingdom putting together a strong team of solicitors, several junior Barristers and a research team adding the people of Bunyoro should expect announcements in the fortnight about the progress of the case.
He added that at the moment is looking for a dozen and half legal of advocates and six researchers to push forward the case.
Doviko Batwal; the chief coordinator, Bunyoro Kitara Reparations Agency (BUKITAREPA), says that they have already paid the legal fees to their lawyers, noting that the reason as to why they are suing the Queen is that many atrocities were inflicted on the Banyoro, citing killing 2.4 million indigenous Banyoro, giving out Banyoro land to the Baganda and the Queen grabbing the Land in Masindi, Kiryandongo and Bulisa districts.