Kemigisa loses land case, palace to be attached


Queen Mother Best Kemigisa addresses a gathering recently.


Bright Allan Kagoro, a businessman with dual citizen ship of London and Uganda has won a land case against Tooro Queen mother, Best Kemigisa, and threatened to attach King Oyo’s palace.

The case that involved Tooro Kingdom and Tooro Land board has been ongoing for about five years at Boma court in Fort Portal town.

It involves a land row over two plots located below the Karuzika palace, home of King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi the 1V.

Plots 30& 31 at Harukoto located along Kasese road were claimed by Kemigisa years back prompting Kagoro to seek court intervention.

Yesterday, Boma court ruled in favour of Kagoro.

Court directed that the respondents compensates the plaintiff legal costs, transport costs and damages of up to Shs 12m.

It also ruled that Kagoro be allowed to access his land without fail.

Addressing journalists at Boma after the court ruling, Kagoro praised the judiciary for dispensing justice.

He, however, warned that 14 days after judgement, if no appeal is made by Tooro Kingdom and Kemigisa, and if his costs are not cleared, he will instruct his bailiffs to attach the palace until they clear him.

Kagoro is considered one of Tooro’s rich men in and reportedly hosted the late Patrick Olimi Kaboyo, dad of current king Oyo Nyimba during the 80s political struggle.

He was a coordinator of Tooro community in London who would mobilize Batooro whenever the late King visited London.


In 2012, Kemigisa overturned a resolution by Tooro land board and Tooro Kingdom to offer an alternative land to Kagoro.

Kagoro and the Tooro land board agreed for an alternative land but Kemigisa overruled all the council members’ position dismissing the matter altogether.


The disputed land

Kemigisa allegedly used the minister of security in Tooro kingdom, Mr. Kaija Bwango, who fired bullets and sent Kagoro’s workers scampering for dear life.

Kingdom security officials also allegedly secured police help and caned, bundled and detained the workers only to release them later on police bond.

Had also lost a case against a lawyer

At the start of 2015, Kemigisa lost a case in which she accused Kampala lawyer, Bob Kasango, of defrauding her Shs3.3bn.

Kasango was in September 2010 arrested and charged at Buganda Road Court with three counts of forgery, uttering a false document and theft by agent.

Kemigisa alleged her lawyer failed to remit to her Shs 4.5bn from government as payment for land in Fort portal which the queen mother sold to government.

She further told court that she only received Shs 1.1 bn, a sum she acknowledged on December 24, 2008.

He was acquitted at the start of the year after prosecution failed to produce evidence of the forgery and theft.


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