In June 2014, a woman approached the JCU Masaka Service Point reporting a land claim against her two uncles. She was a grandchild and dependent relative to her late grandmother who died in 2014, leaving an estate but no child. After her grandmother’s death, in total disregard of the fact that the client had grown up with the deceased, her uncles’ chased her away from the estate. The client approached JCU to help her recover her share of the deceased grandmother’s estate.JCU invited all the parties for mediation on but none of the client’s uncles came. Never giving up, JCU…
Our client had lived peacefully on her land in Lira Municipality for over ten years until one morning, when her neighbour started clearing part of the land adjacent to hers. In disbelief, the client tried to get a better look, but was quickly stopped by her quarrelsome neighbour. The client’s neighbour threatened to, “chop the client to pieces and feed her remains to dogs if she dared to approach her”. This marked the start of a dispute that would last a period of about 12 years.Attempts to settle this dispute at the family and Local Council level hit a dead…
Our client approached the JCU Jinja Service Point in June 2014 and lodged a complaint against her partner. Her complaint was that she had cohabited with her partner in Jinja and they had one child aged 9 months. After the birth of the child, her partner sent her and the child to her parent’s home in the village, but never provided for her and the child from that time. After the client felt that she had endured a lot of hardship, she returned to Jinja in search for her partner, but discovered that he had moved to an unknown location.…
Three elderly women, two aged 65 and another 59 (hereinafter referred to as clients) approached the Fort Portal Service Point, so many years after they had been disinherited by their nephew who had been appointed as a caretaker to their late father’s land. The clients’ father had passed away many years ago, but since then, they had never received a share of their late father’s estate and they were disillusioned. Upon hearing of JCU, however, they regained some glimpse of hope and approached the Service Point. There, JCU advocates filed a suit in Court and when the matter first came…
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