Lawyer Male Mabirizi has asked the Constitutional Court to temporarily halt Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, the Kabaka of Buganda, and his agents’ activities in relation to the collection of land rent (Busuulu Collections) and the registration of mass settlers.
In his requests to the court, Mabirizi asks the court to stop the Kabaka, the Buganda Land Board, and the Royal Treasury (Enkuluze) from acting in a way that would suggest they are the legitimate owners of the official mailo land.
In his main legal case, Mabirizi claims that the King is illegally enforcing land registration fees and threatening those who live on Mailo land.
“The court should halt the collection of money from non-lease Buganda people in the area and government agencies, including ministries, police, courts, KCCA, and local governments, from supporting Kabaka in carrying out these activities,” Mabirizi said.
Furthermore, he claims that the King is deducting 10% of the sale price of land located on this ground, which he deems unconstitutional.
In 2020, Mabirizi filed a similar petition, and Supreme Court Judge Dr. Esther Kisakye declined his application to stop these collections.