Residents from Bukasa-Kirinya have asked the high court to give them more time.

Residents from Bukasa-Kirinya have asked the high court to give them more time.

By Sania Babirye

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Some residents affected by the Bukasa, Kirinay NEMA eviction saga have asked the high court to give them more time within which to have their legal documents ready for the ongoing verification exercise.

Some of the documents that must be presented by the alleged claimants include a valid National identification card with a letter from the LC, proof of the claimed property or land ownership and the current development on the said land.

This came up today during the ongoing exercise before high court registrar Alex Ajiji that has seen many residents come to court for the exercise.

However many claim that the order that was issued by  high court judge Margret Oguli Oumo on Friday to have them bring their documents by Monday is not enough.

The ongoing exercise is targeting to verify more than 1000 claimants in a move to ascertain the exact number of lawful and valid claimants against NEMA and government in the pending illegal eviction case.

Over a thousand residents from Bukasa-Kirinya dragged NEMA to the High court accusing the environmental management body of illegally evicting them from their land without compensation or giving then  an alternative place for resettlement in 2016.

Court already issued an interim order halting the eviction until the said case is heard and disposed off.

 

 

 

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