LIVE UPDATES: Security Tightened As M7 Brother Is Evicted


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As we write this, KCCA officials are using heavy trucks to pull down the building.

Security remains tight considering that Toyota had threatened to deploy soldiers to resist the eviction.

Part of Nile Avenue road has been sealed off by police, leading to a monstrous traffic jam in Nakasero, Kampala.

As we correctly reported last night, the operation is being coordinated by Kampala DPC James Ruhweza.

10:00pm (Thursday): A plan to forcefully evict President Yoweri Museveni’s brother, Michael Nuwagira alias Toyota, from a road reserve has leaked. A combined force of Police detectives and Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) officials has been formed to ensure Toyota’s car show room, which is under construction along Plot 42, Nile Avenue, Kitante Road in Kampala is demolished without fail.

The contested plot is located opposite Garden City and Nakumatt Oasis shopping malls.

KCCA had granted Foton East Africa, a company jointly owned by Toyota and Chinese, permission to construct the structure on the understanding that it would be a semi-permanent motor vehicle showroom.

The City Authority was stunned on seeing huge equipment erecting a permanent building with concrete and bricks on top of encroaching on the road reserve.

KCCA boss Jenifer Musisi subsequently wrote to Foton East Africa, informing the proprietors of the revocation of the permit.

Musisi directed that the building should be brought down in two days lest she uses force, orders that were defied.

Instead, Toyota mobilized heavily-armed soldiers to guard it. At the same time, he sought protection from Vice President Edward Ssekandi who blocked the demolition exercise.

However, Chimpreports has received intelligence that Police boss Lt Gen Kale Kayihura on Wednesday afternoon directed Kampala Central Police Station (CPS) James Ruhweza to ensure the building is pulled down.

The exercise is expected to kick off at 7am on Thursday in what many believe could be a showdown between soldiers and police.

Toyota has reportedly vowed to use all his resources at his disposal to ensure eviction is blocked, arguing he has invested millions of shillings in the business venture.


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