Kyandondo East Member of Parliament, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine and 400 other residents of the Kamwokya disputed land on which they are accused of staying illegally are set to meet the landlord this Sunday.
During the meeting convened by local leaders, Mr Kyagulanyi reassured his fellow residents that there would not be any eviction before the courts of law’s pronouncement on the matter.
“We have decided that the leaders and residents of this land meet the landlord and find out what he exactly wants to hear from us. None of us is staying on this land illegally. I bought a plot and bought the land. I am sure many of us did that or at least did one of them. That means we are legally here,” Mr Kyagulanyi said.
Last week M/s Pearl Hope Investments Limited, through Lubega, notified Mr Kyagulanyi and others in separate letters about the planned eviction.
At least 400 families in the ghetto zones of Mulimira, Kisenyi and Old Kira Road are under threat. The disputed land, measuring about 26 acres, is located on Block 213 Plots 20-78, while other plots are marked as 1979, 20186, and 1977.
The singer-cum-politician is accused of buying the land from a one Gladys Nanyonga without the consent of the landlord.
In his defence, Mr Kyagulanyi Wine says the impending eviction could be targeting him since he is a key political figure and thereby targeting the bigger innocent group.
“You the innocent people are suffering because Kyagulanyi is involved. I will fight for you but be sure to fight for me too. Keep your leaders accountable on this and if any of them betrays you, do not trust them, including me,” he said.
Mr Moses Kiggundu of Matovu and Company advocates said the letter is not intended to evict anyone and should not be politicized – it but rather to alert them to go and get the legitimate land titles.
“Most of those people who are claiming to have land titles, including Bobi Wine are holding fake documents. We cannot evict anyone in seven days. Let us not make this a political matter. We are asking them to come and verify their titles and those who don’t have can get,” Mr Kiggundu said.
Asked whether the seven days would be enough for someone to process a title, Mr Kiggundu said, “The seven days are to prepare for verifications. Getting a title would mean visiting the land with a surveyor and valuing the land before issuing a title.”