KAMPALA: City businessman Hamis Kiggundu aka Ham has been dragged to court for allegedly evicting a tenant from his commercial building over claims that the tenant is a supporter of ‘People Power’, a political movement started by Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, also of Firebase Crew, a music establishment.
Ham is accused of forcefully closing Faiz Cafe on level five of Ham Towers, opposite Makerere University main gate, after its owner, Faizal Kisiki had visited Bobi Wine and took photos with him. Kisiki reportedly wants to contest for the Mawogola South seat come 2021.
According to a notice of Kisiki’s intention to sue, through his lawyers of Muwada and Company advocates, he says he wasn’t in rent arrears in anyway and therefore closing his business should be treated as misdirected and evasive.
Kisiki alleges that in the process of forcefully closing his enterprise, his lost huge sums of money.
“Our [client] has through our offices already notified yours vide MWD/HAM-AL/009/12/19 that yours [Ham Kiggundu] returns money in their possession stolen from ours, plus surrendering in our presence all his remaining assets if not already as well tempered with by yours. We find your call that ours contact yours over the same as idle,” the lawyer’s notice reads in part.
Efforts to contact Ham were futile as his known mobile phone was off.