EXCLUSIVE: Ragga Dee Battles Richard Kaijuka Over Shs200m Land
Popular Ugandan singer Daniel Kyeyune alias Ragga Dee is locked up in a serious battle with former Trade Minister Sir Richard Kaijuka over a city plot, Chimp Corps have learned.
Kaijuka on April 4 directed his lawyers Ruyondo and Co. Advocates to serve Ragga Dee instructions to vacate the land on Kyadondo Block 259 Plot 8 at Kazi.
The former Minister claims he is the registered proprietor of the land which he bought in 1991.
Contacted, Ragga Dee said he is yet to receive the notice to vacate the land.
The singer insisted he acquired the land through proper procedures and whoever disputes that fact should go to court.
“A lawyer cannot just tell me to vacate my land. This is one of the places where I reside. The day they claim to have sent me a notice to leave the land is when I was in London for a music concert. That was during Easter. The lawyer is not a judge,” Ragga Dee told Chimp Corps in an exclusive interview today.
“This is very surprising. I am hearing the news from you. Even if it’s Kaijuka or Museveni’s brother, you can’t just come here saying I must vacate. They don’t go like that. I have all the ownership papers,” said Ragga Dee.
According to Kaijuka’s lawyer Edison Ruyondo, Ragga Dee has only fourteen days to vacate “and no form of construction developments should be in place.”
This implies that the music star must demolish the structures he erected on the piece of land worth Shs200m.
Ruyondo said the contested land was unoccupied since 1991 until last year when Ragge Dee illegally erected a building without his client’s consent, knowledge and permission.
“We consider Ragga Dee’s behavior as disrespectful and undermining our client’s rights of land ownership in accordance with the Land Act Cap 227 of the Constitution,” says Ruyondo.
Recognized as one of the pioneers of contemporary Ugandan music, Ragga Dee is also accused of trespass.
He boasts of 18 music albums with sensational hits like Bamusakata, Mukwano, Mpeta, Mbawe and Nugu.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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