Tycoon Ham, UNRA Accused Of Grabbing Kabaka Mutebi’s Land In Kigo

Tycoon Ham, UNRA Accused Of Grabbing Kabaka Mutebi’s Land In Kigo

By Ivan Mwine

City businessman Hamis Kiggundu popularly known as Ham is Muganda who has broken all cultural norms by attempting to grab land measuring 140 acres, which Mengo maintains belongs to Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.

Sources reveal that Ham, who had started grading the land last week but was stopped by guards from Kabaka’s Protection Unit (KPU), plans to erect a multibillion sports complex on the contentious land.


However, although the Mengo establishment contends that the land Ham wants to grab is part of Kabaka Mutebi’s large chunk of land in Kigo registered as Kyadondo Block 73 Plot 38 & Block 273 Plots 87, 99, 110 etc, he claims to have bought the same from Wakiso Land Board vide Freehold Register WAK6104 Folio 25 Block 273 Plot 23977 at Kigo.”

Tycoon Hamis Kiggundu arguing with police officer after he was blocked from grading the contested land

Ham, who is the proprietor of Ham Enterprises, claims to have the contested land through his company Kiham Enterprises Limited, in which he owns 99% shares while his uncle Nakibinge Kagwa owns 1%.

 So, in a bid to stop Ham from grabbing the land, Kabaka Mutebi’s trusted servant Simon Kabogoza, who is the Executive Director Buganda Land Board, the institution that is responsible for managing the Monarch’s  huge chunks of land across Buganda, has since written to Ham, Ugandan Revenue Authority   and the Wakiso Land Board, contesting the businessman’s actions.

According to Kabogoza, the land under contention is situated between Serena Hotel Kigo and Mirembe Villas Kigo, which are projects that leased land Buganda Land Board, hence virtually the entire chunk belongs to the Kabaka.

Hamis Kiggundu walks away with his accomplices from the land after being blocked

Sources on ground reveal that on Friday March 11th, 2022, Ham, in company of William Matovu, who purports to be an employee of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) and his uncle Nakibinge, stormed the contested land on Block 273, Plot 38 and Block 273 Plots 87,99,110 etc at Kigo with a grader and trucks full of sand to fill the swamp that separates Mirembe Villas and Serena Hotel Kigo, so as to create a road which they said would lead them to their land.

However, as all that happened, Ham was hiding in a nearby shrub to dodge media cameras and only emerged from the bush when armed guards from Kabaka Protection Unit intervened and a scuffle ensued until police   came and chased Ham with his group from the land.

The letter from Buganda Land Board boss Simon Kabogoza

Following the scuffle over the said land, Kabogoza has since written a letter to UNRA and Police requesting them to intervene in the matter by stopping Ham from grabbing Kabaka’s land.

Kabogoza’s letter to the Director Maintenance UNRA,  copied to Police and Wakiso Land Board reads in part thus;

“We are reliably informed that Kiham Enterprises (U)  Limited with the help and assistance of you offices inn UNRA and your former employee Mr. Matovu William have stormed Kabaka’s land at Kigo with the aim of  creating the road thereon. They are doing that under a pretext of creating a drainage for the community which they purport that UNRA has cleared. (See a letter from UNRA attached.”

We also understand that a one Frank Rutebarika, Stattion Managaer Kampala, purported to clear this transgression.

As we make this communication right now, Kiham Enterprises (U) Limited, with assistance of your officers, are dumping marram   to create road on the subject land under protection and deployment of police.

We further put to your attention that Kiham Enterprises (U)  limited erroneously and illegally created on Official Kingdom Mailo Land, a freehold title comprised in WAK6104 Folio 25 Block 273  Plot 23977 at Kigo, and the same is subject to cancellation proceedings at the Ministry of Lands. In all our engagement and relationship with UNRA, we know that UNRA follows standard procedures and guidelines including engaging the owners and compensation of the affected parties which is not the case in this development. This conduct is affecting us and our development partners and is likely to affect our current and future relationship you.”

However, our efforts to contact Ham and UNRA for a comment about this matter were futile because they couldn’t be reached through their office lines.


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