The Kabaka of Buganda Kingdom Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II was this week issued with summons by the High Court in Mukono to defend himself against land grabbing accusations.
The Kabaka is sued together with three other people including; Elbright Ssemboga Kalule, a city businessman, David Nsereko, a Buganda Kingdom official and the Mukono District registrar of titles.
The complainants include; Abby Mutyaba, Christopher Katende, Paul Kaliga and Charles Mugambe – all residents of Nyanama –Buwera Village, Ssi Sub County, Buikwe District.
According to Daily Monitor, the four accuse the king of unlawfully taking their grandfather’s estate measuring 122 acres on Block 472, Plot 6 in Nyanama- Buwera Kyagwe County, Buikwe District.
Through their lawyers of Baganda and Ssekatawa Advocates, the family claims to be the rightful owners of the contested land, which they inherited from their grandfather Yosufu Mukasa who was working in Kabaka’s palace back in the days gone by.
They now want court to issue an eviction order against Mr Kalule from the land and cancel titles issued to him. They also want a declaration that the family is the rightful owner of the land until the main suit is heard and disposed of.
However, Nsereko, who is one of the defendants and an adviser on Kabaka’s private land in Buganda Kingdom said they are ready to defend themselves in court.
“We are ready to defend ourselves in court because the piece of land we sold belonged to the Kabaka and we followed all processes,” Nsereko told the local Daily after receiving the summons.