By Byamukama Libino
Police in Kabale district yesterday arrested the former aspirant mayor kabale municipality Richard Muhanguzi for illegally demolishing 15 uniports in Makanga cell, Butobere parish, Central division kabale municipality.
On29th July 2004 the ministry of works, housing and communications responded to the office of the chief government valuer ministry of water, lands and environment confirming that they received prints of plot 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D and granted permission requesting them to proceed and value those plots for sale to the applicants, Rwamafa Vererian, Rutaro Appolo, Tumushabe David and Rwamutembani Desire .
It is alleged that in 2005, one Nansanga Jane took them to courts of law claiming that the said land is hers because it belonged to her parents.
The respondents lost the case and the High court of Uganda at Kabale confirmed Nasanga Jane as the owner of the plots and gave orders that on 10th November 2021 the occupants vacate the said plots.
The high court of Uganda at Kabale directed them to vacate the place within 90-days from the date of notice of eviction which was 17th may 2022 but Muhanguzi Richard yesterday morning demolished 15 uniports and other properties which caused his arrest because the 90 days were still pending.
Bwamutembazi Desire one of the four plot claimants never got satisfied with the court decision and appealed again in the high court of Uganda at Kabale and also lost the case where on 17th June, 2022 the court gave a warrant to Muhanguzi Richard a court bailiff commanding him to remove appellants and their agents.
Rwamutembani Desire talking with a reporter said that he was shocked yesterday morning after receiving a call that his uniports were being destroyed .
Nasanga explains that she asked them to remove their properties from the land but they refused which forced her to go back to courts . The same Court gave orders to remove the four people removed from the uniports.
When our reporter reached out to the Kabale Resident District Commissioner Godfrey Nyakahuma, he explained that this shows that both sides have never reached an agreement.
Nyakahuma says Muhanguzi was arrested for breaching court orders because he demolished uniports before the expiry date of the court order.