Crime & Investigation

Migereko Cited in Jailed Obey’s Multi-billion Land Grabbing Saga


Former Lands Minister Daudi Migereko has been cited in a deal to grab a plot of land belonging to jailed former Principal Accountant in the pensions department, viagra sale Christopher Obey,

According to Obey’s estate manager, Mr Arthur Kazoora, his boss in 2006  got a 49-year lease on a plot of land in Munyonyo , the land that Migereko and other people are trying to take.

“In 2014, a group of people including Migereko, Alice Kaboyo, Sheilah Mbeguya and others applied for new titles to acquire Obey’s land in Munyonyo,” says Kazoora.

He says the new titles were later issued by the Land Commission.

According to Kazoora, the Ministry of Lands wanted to cancel Obey’s title stressing that Baguma Isoke, the chairperson had invited Mr Obey to explain how he had acquired the land but was amazed on how Isoke later wrote to police indicating that he (Obey) had no land in Munyonyo.

He noted that Migereko and his group later using their influence ordered for the stopping of   compensation of Obey by UNRA for the Munyonyo- Express highway scheduled to pass through the plot.

“They claimed they were the rightful people to be compensated and asked UNRA not to give Obey the money,” the estate manager explains.


Kazoora says he secured a court order issued on September 4, 2014 stopping Uganda Land Commission, Commissioner for Land Registry and others from interfering with Obey’s land.

ChimpReports was unable to obtain Migereko to respond to the allegations.

However, during the UNRA Corruption probe, Mott MacDonald which was contracted by UNRA to offer services in the land acquisition and project management phases for the Kampala-Entebbe Express Highway, told the commission that they were faced with a problem of double titling where five people had titles for the same piece of land.

These were Obey, Migereko, Mbeguya, Albert Ekku and Intraco Uganda Ltd.

The issue was forwarded to UNRA and Lands Ministry which promised to sort it internally.

Land in Mubende

On his part, Kazoora said another group of unknown people have collided with Mubende Land Board to settle on Obey’s two square mile farm land in Mubende after realizing that he had been interdicted.

Mubende Land Board has issued new titles to other people on top of the one owned by Obey which the estates manager says is unlawful.

“The farm is now sub-divided and people have titles for these small divisions. This happened when he was arrested during the pension scam. We have complained to police and RDC in Mubende but we have not been helped,” says Kazoora.

Obey was implicated in multiple corruption scandals that saw the taxpayer lose over Shs 200bn.

Kazoora says the land Obey acquired way back from 2001 to 2004 has been surveyed again and encroached on by people who have been given new land titles.

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