June 12, 2013

Law Firm set to Attach Mbarara District Property

After winning the case, Mbarara district local government backtracked on paying the law firm.
The only Mbarara district properties found packed at the yard following the court order
The only Mbarara district properties found packed at the yard following the court order

Mbarara district local government is at the verge of losing four vehicles to a private law firm over a debt of 44 million shillings. In 2004, Mbarara district local government hired the services of Magoba and company advocates after it was dragged to court by Dr. Stephen Menge, the former District Veterinary Officer for illegal dismissal from office.

After winning the case, Mbarara district local government backtracked on paying the law firm. As a result, the law firm dragged the district to court. Court ordered Mbarara district pay Magoba 44m shillings or else it goes ahead to attach four vital properties to recover the money. Through Baguma Kafura of solidarity associates, auctioneers and high court bailiffs, on Monday Magoba impounded a district vehicle registration numbers LG.0214-31 that belongs to the water department.

However, police led by Martin Abilu, the Rwizi regional police commander intervened and blocked the bailiffs from taking the district vehicle. The bailiffs are targeting the official vehicles of Mbarara Chief Administrative Officer and LC V chairperson. The decision by the court bailiffs to attach the vehicles has thrown district officials in panic. David Lubuuka, the Mbarara Chief Administrative Officer could neither confirm nor deny the impending attachment of the district vehicles.

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