Abdul Kirya, Umaru Irumba and Sarah Kahwa all residents of Kijura Central and South Cells in Central Division Masindi municipality Masindi district are claiming ownership of 18.38 hectares of land located at Bulyasojo Kijura in Masindi municipality.
According to Ian Musinguzi from Musinguzi and Co. Advocates the lawyer representing the trio, Moses Mugisa the brother to the trio illegally sold 18.38 hectares to the people currently occupying the land in the two Cell of Kijura Central and south with consent of his brothers and sisters.
The trio is claiming for the land which belonged to Peter Idiba Achurobwe the father Abdul Kirya, Umaru Irumba and Sarah Kahwa and Moses Mugisa whom they are accusing of illegally selling their family land. Achurobwe obtained the land comprised in LRV874, Folio 11 Block 4 plot 12 measuring approximately 18.38 hectares in 1973.
On the 18th of September 1995 Moses Mugisa obtained the letters of administration which gave him powers to administer their late father’s estate.
In 2009, the trio dragged their brother Mugisa to Masindi high court challenging the way he obtained the latters of administration. On the 22nd of June 2016 court being presided over by the then Masindi high court resident Judge, Justice Simon Byabaka Mugenyi, annulled the letters of administration.
The same court also directed Moses Mugisa to produce accountability of his administration which according to Musinguzi has failed to do now for four years.
Court also ruled that Moses Mugisa had no powers to sale land belonging to the Estate of the late Peter Idiba Achurobwe without the other children getting their beneficial share first.
Following Mugisa’s failure to do what court instructed him to do, on the 17th of March 2020 Abdul Kirya, Umaru Irumba and Sarah Kahwa applied for the execution of decree in the said case and the assistant registrar Simon Kintu Zirintusa ordered Moses Mugisa to appear in court on the 26 of March 2020 at 10: 00 am.
The same lawyer on the 20th of March 2020 also wrote to the chairperson LC3 Central division requesting him to intervene and organize a meeting to settle beneficial claim by the children of the late Peter Idiba Achurobwe.
Musinguzi also explained that his clients are interested in settling the matter with the current occupants of the land adding that they should organize and sit with the three complainants and settle out the matter adding that it will settled out by buying themselves.
He also added that whoever fails to comply with what his clients are saying will be sued to the courts of law over criminal tress pass.
Efforts to get a comment form Mugisa Moses were futile since he couldn’t be reached by the time of filing the story.