When our client, a young intelligent woman, came to our offices with a land succession claim, she had already run out of options. The land she had rightfully inherited from her late father, was being controlled by her uncles. Although our client had ownership of the land, her uncles stopped her from using it. She had wanted to sell a piece of her land to help pay for medical bills and her school fees. However, her uncles intervened and threatened the buyer of the land. This stalled the completion of the sale and during this time our client was unable…
Our client entered a sale agreement with a certain individual on February 9, 1994. She wanted to buy land measuring approximately 1-½ acres in Budoba village, at UGX 70,000. She paid in installments. The first payment was UGX 40,000 made February 1994, the second was UGX 13,000 made May 11, 1994 and the third was UGX 17,000 paid July 3, 1994. The agreement was put into writing and our client now had full ownership of her land. She even began to cultivate it. However, in July 2012, the seller grabbed part of our client’s land. The case went to the…
Our client had just lost her husband when two individuals (man and woman) approached her about her land. The two individuals said they owned a bus company as well as the land she was living on. They gave her one week to vacate the premises, as they wanted to develop the land. Our client immediately ran to the LCI of her village for help, but he dismissed her claiming that he was unaware of the transaction. Her clan leaders were equally unable to help. Subsequently, the bus owners continued to pursue the matter and hired two law firms to go…
Our client was a 12-year-old boy charged with assault. I met him January 15, 2014 at a police suspects’ parade at Hoima Police Station. He looked scared throughout the parade; wondering what was going to happen to him. Such a young boy should have been at home playing with his friends and I knew I had to help him. I waited anxiously for an opportunity to hear what had happened with his case.As his name was read out, he stood in fear looking at the officers who brought him to the police parade. His charge was read, the investigation of…
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