Singer turned politician Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine is the latest victim of an imminent eviction on a piece of land in Kamwokya that he has operated for more than decade.
The singer and tens of others are living in fear after an eviction notice was issued to them, alerting them and asking them to vacate the land in question before being evicted forcefully.
Bobi Wine and others are accused of illegally obtaining ownership of the land in question on which he has established Semakokiro Plaza, where has his own recording studio and other enterprises.
But in a meeting held by the to-be evicted land owners led by Bobi Wine, they vowed to fight for their land or die trying.
The Kyadondo east MP wooed the tens of land owners who are facing possible eviction that they have a right to fight for what belongs to them.
The singer who prides himself in his ghetto origins was a mainstay in Kamwokya for all his early youth, making his way to the upper class of society based in the aforementioned slum.
In a length address to the passionate locals in Kamwokya, Bobi Wine defiantly declared that they shall not be intimidated into vacating place they have called home for more than a decade.
Below is his detailed address.
“I have heard that they want to evict our people from their houses. Even if it is still only a rumor, we know that in the recent past people have been illegally evicted from their land.
So I am sending a message to whoever is saying that they are going to demolish people’s houses here in Kamwokya and evict people within a week that is simply a bad joke.
We as the people of Kamwokya are sending a strong message to whoever is intending to demolish our structures, just know that when you’re coming here to attack us illegally you will either kill us from here in Kamwokya or you will not leave this place alive yourself.
Nobody has a right to evict you from your land, any land eviction is supposed to be bound out of court orders and that court order is supposed to be a result of a legal process.
That has not happened yet, so I want to assure all of you that you’re not occupying wherever you are occupying illegally. The law protects you whether you’re ‘Bibanja’ owners or ‘land’ owners.
The same law protecting the people of Kololo in the same way it protects people in the Ghetto of Kamwokya.
I want to call up all of us to stay calm, stay focused to work together with our leaders, but when these people try to attack us I want you to be ready to defend yourselves.
To the leaders, you are not bosses, you’re supposed to be servants of these people, and so whatever you say is supposed to be a reflection of what these people are saying. I am calling upon us to hold all leaders accountable.”