By Spy Uganda
City tycoon Hamis Kiggundu through his company Kiham Enterprises Limited has sued the King of Buganda Kingdom, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, accusing him of grabbing a 140-acre plot of land in Kigo, Wakiso district.
In his appeal filed before the High Court Land Division, Kiggundu challenges the cancellation of his freehold land titles on the above-mentioned land.
He states that the Commissioner of Land Registration Baker Mugaino violated the principles of impartiality and natural justice by using “double standards” and making decisions that favored the Kabaka.
Also, Kiggundu claims that the Kabaka colluded with the commissioner to have his titles revoked illegally.
The tycoon says it was improper to revoke his titles based on purported procedural errors that “neither were pleaded nor proved at the public hearing.” He wants the decision to be overturned.
Canceling the titles, Commissioner Mugaino stated that there was an overlap on Kabaka’s titles, fraudulent procedures of allocating land by Wakiso district, and the fact that the disputed land is a wetland.
Mugaino insisted that it was illegal for Wakiso Ministry Zonal Office to title land which was a wetland on the recommendation of the land board.
“Therefore, it is questionable how a professional survey could have been undertaken to create an overlay on an already existing title. Without any doubt, such a survey process was flawed and illegal that resulted in double titling. It is therefore my finding that the freehold titles owned by Kiham Entreprises Ltd overlap the Mailo Titles owned by Kabaka of Buganda, which is illegal,” said Mugaino.