A retired civil servant Mr Wycliffe Kato has run to court seeking intervention and protection from tycoon Kizito Abdul Abiola and Kampala Capital City Authority whom he accuses of land grabbing and aiding the same respectively.
In a civil suit 292 of 2018 to High Court Uganda, Kato wants Abiola and KCCA to counter the allegations that they grabbed a prime piece of land belonging to him in Kabalagala, a city suburb.
Kato claims that Abiola grabbed the prime land located on plots 309, 317, 335 & 368, but all efforts to have KCCA intervene have gone to waste as the Authority has not only shied away from the matter but has also aided the same.
“They purchased a very tiny plot 310 of Block 245 at Kabalagala junction and using this have encroached on the road reserve of Muyenga – Kabalagala road, encroaching on Plots 309, 317, 335 & 368 and have blocked my properties by building on the entrance of the major property on the land. They build on this land forcefully at night and use guns to threaten anyone who intervenes,” Kato claims
“All efforts to get intervention from KCCA, Uganda Police and the Catherine Bamugemerere Land Commission have fallen on deaf ears,” he adds.
In a letter to the KCCA Director of Physical Planning dated January 15, a copy which Nile Post obtained, Kato expressed concern that the encroachers were playing hide and seek with Police and KCCA officials at the expense of him losing his plot of land.
KCCA would however turn a deaf ear over his concerns. When contacted, KCCA deputy physical planner Evans Katongole admitted knowing about Kato’s issue but told our reporter to contact him on another date.
“I cannot speak to you now from where I am. Call me tomorrow between 11:00am and 12:00pm,” he said.
But when contacted the next day, Katongole said he can nolonger speak about the matter completely unless with permission of the KCCA spokesperson, Peter Kaujju.
“He is running away because he knows the truth, they are cornered,” Kato would later explain to Nile Post.