Bobi Wine Faces Eviction As Woman Claims He Built On Her Land

May 5, 2021
Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine and other 2000 neighbours face eviction after woman rushed to courts of law saying they are illegally occupying her land.

Through her lawyers of Kajeke, Maguru and Co Advocates, Justine Nakamatte Namusisi on various dates in June 2020 sued all the current occupants of the one-square kilometre (640-acre) mile land in Magere, Wakiso District, seeking, among others, declaratory orders for vacant possession of the suit land.

The case puts at stake the ownership of land in the area by National Unity Platform (NUP) party leader Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, and other residents that the village chairperson, Mr Yekosofat Makubuya, estimates to number 2,000.

Bobi Wine home in Magere

To Bobi Wine, he said the government is behind wrangles surrounding his Magere land noting that all these issues are politically motivated.

In a statement, Kyagulanyi said that government is doing everything to make sure he is left with nothing even after owning land in there areas for a decade.

“There is nothing they will not do. Although I have owned land in Magere, Kamwokya, and Busabala for over a decade, it was only when I declared intentions to challenge the despot that they filed all manner of bogus cases against me in relation to all these properties,” he posted on Facebook.

Bobi Wine

“Eventually, they want to leave me without anything, but also to keep us engaged in these kinds of situations as they steal, kill and destroy our nation.”

He said that taking on a dictator is certainly no mean feat, but it will end in victory for the people.

“No dictator’s story has ever been the rise and rise- it is usually the rise and fall So will it be for Gen. Museveni,” said Bobi Wine.

This is not the first time Kyagulanyi has battled with authorities over land. A couple of years ago, the land occupied by his One Love Beach in Busabala was claimed by Buganda Land Board. He lost part of the land in the process.