By Darious Magara
FIRE brand Kampala city pastor Martin Ssempa has been dragged to court by a woman for alleged trespassing and land grabbing.
In a land division civil suit number 924 of 2018 (High Court ofUganda) Tobias Kabuye commonly known as Kyankazi through her lawyer ofTwikirize and Co Advocates said that Ssempa the senior pastor of Community church Makerere allegedly excavated roads crisscrossing through her land.
She also claimed that Pastor Ssempa has allegedly also dumped building materials and has been moving trucks through her land without her permission. This she said was done on land comprised in Busiro block
526 plots; 129, 130, 45 and 46 situated at Bumpenje, Wakiso district.
Tobias also asserted that she owns a Kibanja in land where Pastor
Ssempa is land lord which measures 10 acres at Bumpenje zone , jjungo
parish , Kasanje sub county of Wakiso district. This second piece of land is adjacent Tobias first piece of land.
She claimed that Pastor Ssempa bought the land about 10 years ago when she was on as a kibanja holder and wants court to pronounce her land ownership.
In Pastor Ssempas response he said he was happy that the matter had been brought to court for the dispensation of his justice.
Tobias is not a good neighbor she gave us a road when I bought but after sometime changed her mind. To solve this I bought land nearby and created a road he said in a telephone interview today.
As that she is claiming to be a Kibanja holder of 10 acres in my land she is not honest I bought the land when it had no squatters, Pastor Ssempa added.
He said that he is a man of God and of honor who has never been heard in any land conflict and that his lawyer Benson Ssebyazi had filled a defense in court to that effect to defend his innocence .
The Bumpenje LC1 Chairman James Mbonye said that the land conflict between Tobias and Pastor Ssempa exists and hopes court to put it to rest.
Pastor Ssempa is of late in the news for fighting people power boss,Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine for singing and using a balokore(born again) Christian song tuliyambala engule to foster a political message against the elected government of President Yoweri Museveni. He said the case may not have arisen to distort his campaign in which he demands that Bobi apologizes to Christians.
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