By News room
The embattled Rubaga South MP Kato Lubwama who is in court over short academic papers has again been hit hard where he has been forcefully evicted from the premises housing his Royal Theatre located at Plot 10 Berkley Road in Old Kampala over failure to clear rental arrears amounting to over 215 million shillings.
Kato had accumulated rent arrears covering a period of over five years and ignored an order by Mengo magistrates’ court to vacate the building. The order was based on a complaint lodged by the property owner Hajji Twaha Gwaivu.
According to Gwaivu, Kato Lubwama started renting the building in 2008 at a cost of three million Shillings per month. He however started defaulting in 2011
After failing to heed to the court order, Muse Musimbi, the deputy registrar at the Execution and Bailiffs division of High Court ordered for a forceful eviction before April 14.
Today, a team of bailiffs led by Johnson Obbo together with police were seen commanding a team that evicted Kato Lubwama from the building. All the theatre property was seen strewn all over the place as bailiffs aided hajji Gwaivu to repossesses the building. However Hajji Gwaivu says that Kato Lubwama is free to repossess the premises if he clears the rental arrears.
In another development a Ugandan Musician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine has been accused for illegally occupying the piece of land in Kaazi-Busabala, Wakiso district, which was last week repossessed by Nkuluze, an organ of Buganda Kingdom.
In a statement issued by the Buganda Kingdom Spokesman Owek. Noah Kiyimba indicates that Bobi Wine had been notified that his application to occupy 0.5 acres of land adjacent to his One Love beach had been rejected by Buganda on November 17, 2014 because the land lord intended to use it and he was warned against carrying out any activities but failed.
Bobi Wine had deposited a fee of 20 million Shillings with Nkuluze in December 2011 to support the said application. However, Buganda Kingdom did not refund the money upon rejection of the application on ground that he owed the same office a sum of 18 million Shillings as part of the sub-lease for the 6.25 acres of his One Love Beach.
The space which One Love Beach occupies was leased to Bobi Wine at 103 million Shillings which he had been paying in installments. Nkuluze, also utilized part of the deposit to clear part payment of ground rent for the said land, which stood at sixteen million eight hundred Shillings at the time.
The Kingdom says that Bobi Wine had encroached on an additional 1.5 acres of Kabaka’s land which he used as a parking lot for his One Love Beach.