By Sania Babirye
Over 400 former Ndeeba market vendors have dragged KCCA and government to the high court seeking 1.5b shillings in compensation over their alleged demolished market and illegal eviction.
The aggrieved traders are led by Abudallah Kato, Daniel Tumwesige, Madina Bukenya, Waswa Lutakoome and Robert Sekiwunga.
They are also suing KCCA’s Executive Director Jennifer Musisi and Director Physical Planning (KCCA) Moses Atwine.
Through their lawyers of Omongole &Company Advocates the vendors claim that they have since lost their livelihood because their properties were destroyed in the process of destroying the market without being consulted first.
They are now seeking court to award them general damages for the alleged unlawful eviction, illegal demolition and destruction of their property.
The vendors further explain that they have since suffered inconveniences and mental anguish since they learnt about the eviction through press yet they were legal tenants who paid taxes to KCCA.
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