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Mukono Land Ownership Case to Receive Verdict in November

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mukono land ownership case to receive verdict in november
mukono land ownership case to receive verdict in november
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In a recent court session, Chief Magistrate Roselyn Nsenge announced the date for the ruling in the case involving Mr. Jackson Twinamatsiko, the former chairperson of the Mukono land committee. The charges against him include criminal trespass and malicious damage.

The court has scheduled November 16 as the date for the ruling, following the prosecution’s declaration that they have completed all necessary preparations for the case.

Mr. Collin Ouma, the lead prosecutor, stated, “Determining the landowner in this matter is unnecessary, as the complainant, Mr. Wanyama, is already in possession of the land. Criminal and civil proceedings can proceed concurrently.”

It is worth noting that Mr. Twinamatsiko had previously requested the court to suspend criminal proceedings until the civil case, which involves a land ownership dispute with Maj. Mark Wanyama, is resolved.

Background information on the case reveals that Mr. Twinamatsiko is facing charges related to criminal trespass, boundary removal, and malicious damage on a piece of land located at Mbeya Island in Mpunge sub-county, Mukono District. According to the prosecution, on March 16, 2023, Mr. Twinamatsiko allegedly hired a group of individuals who demolished Maj. Mark Wanyama’s house and cut down his eucalyptus trees.

Crispus Asiimwe, the legal officer representing Maj. Wanyama from Mwesigwa Rukutana and Company Advocates, asserted that Maj. Wanyama had purchased the 25-acre piece of land from Francis Tyaba and possessed all the necessary documents to prove his ownership. However, Mr. Twinamasiko’s lawyer, Stephen Turyatunga, claimed that his client was the initial buyer of the same land from Francis Tyaba. Turyatunga argued that Tyaba later sold the land to Maj. Wanyama at a higher price, leading to the ongoing disputes.

Turyatunga added, “The case has been filed in Mukono High Court to determine the rightful owner of the land, but judgments are still pending.”