According to the occupants, they have been under threats of eviction since 2016 and are worried that Mengo through Buganda Land Board-BLB may evict them anytime without due compensation despite occupying land for more than 30 years.
Some of the squatters claim they are being targeted because of their Rwandan origin. Led by Eric Ssenzoga the Kasubi village Defense Secretary, the squatters claimed that some of the leaders have resorted to using megaphones to ridicule them, saying Rwandese have no right to settlement in the area.
Mabirizi states that the judges failed to indicate the dates when their judgments were written, which he says is unlawful. He says the judges are required to show when the judgment was delivered given that some court orders operate within a specific time frame.
Mabirizi laughed endlessly in court as Nkonge read the judgment. He told URN outside the court that he was amused because the Court of Appeal was making orders on issues that were never brought to it for determination.
Buganda Land Board BLB is running the Land Title in your Hands, a campaign aimed at granting mainly 49-year leases for tenants on Buganda Kingdom land. The campaign targets those occupying the land without official documentation. The Central government seems to be uncomfortable with the new arrangement which some have said may fuel mass land evictions on land owned by the Kabaka of Buganda or the kingdom.