• Wed. Dec 6th, 2023

Bobi Wine Accused of Land Grabbing in Busabala

UGANDA, Wakiso | Real Muloodi News | Ambassador Kintu Nnyago, Acting High Commissioner of Uganda to South Africa, has accused National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine, of encroaching on his land in Busabala, Wakiso District. 

Ambassador Nyago filed a police complaint stating that nearly half of his property along Lake Victoria’s shoreline is being utilised for Bobi Wine’s One Love Beach.

“In 2017, I was representing Uganda in the US. At that time Mr Robert Kyagulanyi took advantage of my absence and grabbed part of my land. He demolished my farm with crops and used the section of land as part of his beach,” Ambassador Nyago said.

He added: “In 2018, I opened a civil case in court, but due to a backlog of land cases caused by limited judges we have never got the ruling. This is delayed justice, yet Mr Kyagulanyi continues to use the disputed area.”

Mr Eric Koolya, the manager of Ambassador Nyago’s land in Busabala, stated: “This land had a garden with sweet potatoes, cassava and other food crops. Later, Bobi wine grabbed it, filled it with sand and other developments making it part of his beach area without the consent of the owner.”

The disputed land connects One Love Beach to the Busabala Landing Site. Two permanent performance stages which belong to One Love Beach have been erected on the disputed land, along with beach flora.

Mr Benjamin Katana, Bobi Wine’s lawyer, said: “Ambassador Nyago and Mr Kyagulanyi are neighbours in Busabala, and there is a part of the land that each one of them claim to be theirs. After failing to resolve the matter amicably, ambassador Nyago went to court and we shall be waiting for the court ruling.”

“In addition to the civil case still pending in court, ambassador Nyago also logged a complaint at the police and today [November 10th] police are here to visit the site for investigation. We continue to wait for the court ruling,” he added.

On the orders of Mr Johnson Olal Dale, the commandant of the Land Protection Unit, the police visited the disputed land as part of the investigation process.

Police declined to comment, saying a final report will be provided after the investigation.

Last year, Bobi Wine was accused of grabbing land in Magere, Kyadondo and Kamwokya.

In his defence, Bobi Wine claimed that the charges were fabricated by the government to deprive him of his property.


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