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MP ‘Mugaati gwa Bata’ released

Kawempe South Member of Parliament (MP) Mubarak Munyagwa Sserunga alias “Mugaati gwa Bata”  has been  released from civil prison where he was committed 2 weeks ago for failing to pay sh100 million he owes a one John Baptist Maali in a land deal.

This after Munyagwa made a down payment of sh15 million to Maali and promised to have his money completed  by August 2, 2017.

The payment agreement between Munyagwa and Maali has been signed by Justice Flavia Anglin Ssenoga  the head of execution division of  Uganda’s High Court.

Munyagwa, was on April  10, 2017 arrested  and taken  to Court by Kyalula Edward Aipha Court bailiffs and sent to prison by the registrar in-charge of execution division Flavia Nassuna , where he was to spend six months.

The legislator is said to have  failed to give vacant possession to a piece of land at Kyadondo Block 205, Plot  509   at Kawempe measuring 0.316 hectares, he sold to Maali in 2015 or refund back his money.

It alleged that Munyagwa through his agent, one Meddie Basajja, approached Maali saying he was interested in selling his land at Kyadondo Block 205 .

Munyagwa then Kawempe Municipality division mayor, reportedly confirmed to Maali that land in question was his and that he bought it from one Sentongo Bakali and he was processing its title from Kampala District Land Board.

Maali contends that after Munyagwa’s assurance that the land in question belongs to him, they made a sale agreement which was witnessed by Munyagwa’s lawyer Joseph Kyazze and his agent  Meddie Basajja.

He then paid sh100 million to Munyagwa , who promised to vacate the land and also give him transfer forms to process the land title. Court was informed that despite remainders Munyagwa has failed to honour his obligations.

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