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Self Styled Bamasaba King Faces Eviction from Sub County Premises

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Bulucheke Sub County authorities led by the LC III Chairperson, Elisa Khawanga also claim that Kanyanya has started cutting down trees and harvesting crops belonging to the sub county. He says Kanyanya has started claiming ownership of the said land, saying they want him to vacate it.
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Joseph Washitwaya Kanyanya alias Wash, the self-styled King of Babukusu Kingdom in Bududa district is facing eviction from a house and land belonging to Bulucheke Sub County.    

Kanyanya reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding with the former Bulucheke Sub County Chief and LC III Chairperson in 2016 to use the facilities at Shillings 100,000 each month.     

He has however, failed to remit the rent, which has accumulated to Shillings 6million.

Bulucheke Sub County authorities led by the LC III Chairperson, Elisa Khawanga also claim that Kanyanya has started cutting down trees and harvesting crops belonging to the sub county. 

He says Kanyanya has started claiming ownership of the said land, saying they want him to vacate it.       

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But Kanyanya claims that the house in question was given to him by the former Sub county chairperson when he was elected to lead the Babukusu Kingdom. 

He dismissed allegations that the land hosting the house belongs to the sub county.       

According to Kanyanya, the house was constructed by the British government in 1937 when Uganda was still under the British protectorate for cultural heritage.     

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Moses Wanambwa, an elder and resident of Bulucheke Sub County, says Kanyanya isn’t their leader as he claims. He also observes the land in question belongs to the sub county.   

Bena Namono, a delegate in Inzu ya Masaba, the official cultural institution of the Bamasaba asked Kanyaya to join them other than misleading Bududa residents.    

Elinesti Wayengela, the former Bulucheke Sub County LC III chairperson, says they agreed with Kanyanya to pay rental fees of Shillings 100,000 monthly.  

’’He used to pay but there reached a time when he started saying he had bought the land and the house,’’ Wayengela said.  

    

Nelson Boyo, the O.C Bulucheke police station which is adjacent to the contested land and house, says they had tried to talk to Kanyanya to pay up in vain.     

Wilson Watira, the Bududa District LC V chairperson, says the district has no agreement with Kanyanya for the said land and house. 

He said there is no way a person can be given land if he/she hasn’t gone through the District Land Board.

Kanyanya declared himself a King in 2012 amidst protests from InzuYa Masaba and various political leaders.