By Andrew Irumba
Fort Portal: High Court seating at Fort Portal has Wednesday issued an injunction order restraining Gov’t and Arttoney general from returning Tooro kingdom properties until the right panel to receive them is constituted.
His worship Henry Twinomuhwezi, The Asst. Registrar at Fort Portal High court released an interim order on Wednesday against The Omukama of Tooro, Dr.Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi 1v, Queen mother Best Kemigisa and Government Attorney General William Byaruhanga from making any transactions in connection to Tooro Kingdom properties. Government of Uganda has been in the process of returning Tooro Kingdom propeties valued in billions of money. Problem stems from the partial payment of shs2billion that Government recently gave to the Kingdom but King Oyo allegedly used the money partially on personal issues. According to the three applicants who asked court to halt the exercise, Tweraneho Listeners’ club, Dan Rubomboora and Isaac Rabwooni, the respondents, including Dr.Oyo Nyimba himself, they have lost the people’s trust to receive Tooro properties on their behalf, basing on the fact that they have since failed to give accountability through the Rukurato to give accountability to the shs2billion they received. “Even the speaker himself has since resigned because of the failure by the King account for various moneys so far. The King receives these moneys and uses as he wishes, he is now the accountant, the speaker, the accounting officer, the transport officer etc, that can’t be a kingdom,” said one of the petitioners on phone.
“This Application coming up for final disposal on this 5th day May 2021 before His Worship Henry Twinomuhwezi, Assistant Registrar at Fort Portal in the presence of Counsel for the Applicants Mr Busiinge A Victor and in the absence of the Respondents.
IT IS HEREBY ODERED THAT: An Interim order is hereby issued restraining the Respondents, their Agents, Servants and/ or workers from trespassing on to the suit properties. developing, disposing off, leasing, misappropriating, utilizing the suit properties untill 25th May 2021 when the main application shall be heard and determined
b) An Interim order is hereby issued ordering the 4th Respondent to halt the process of returning the Properties of Tooro Kingdom or any compensation until management and the Person to receive the same is widely agreed to
c) Costs of this application be in the cause,” read the interim order by High court Fort Portal dated May 5th 2021.