Ms Justine Nakamatte Namusisi wants court to cancel all titles on the suit land so that she can repossess the property she claims to have inherited from her great grandfather.
The people affected by the suits range from senior political leaders, military officers and top corporates. There also major religious institutions and an entertainment centre on the land. But who is Nakamatte?
Who is Nakamatte?
Ms Justine Nakamatte Namusisi is the daughter of late Edward Nsereko. Her grandfather was Musa Kiraga while she was a great-granddaughter of Akula Ssematimba – all deceased, according to the plaint seen by this website.
Before she was made the administrator of the said estate, Ms Nakamatte is said to have been exiled in Kenya around 1966 during the Kabaka crisis. In 2003, after her return to Uganda, she processed and was granted letters of administration to her father’s estate. This was on June 4, 2003.
Considering that she was the only surviving beneficiary to the estate of her great grandfather, she opted to process letters of administration for his estate, which was granted on July 6, 2009.
Between 2003 and 2009, she is said to have traced the estate and found that the land had allegedly been alienated by ‘strangers.’
When contacted, Ms Nakamatte said: “I won’t comment on this issue or say [anything] unless I am in the presence of my lawyer. I can’t say anything to you.” However, our attempts to reach her legal team for comment on the matter were futile as our repeated calls on known contacts went answered. Our messages to their mobile phone handsets were not replied either.
Entries of transactions in Wakiso land office correspond with documents sources shared with us about the suit land.
Other residents in Magere declined to speak about the move to evict them and during investigations turned away our journalists who were in the company of local leaders.