By Watchdog reporter
Former Nakivubo Park Yard vendors have sued KCCA, Attorney General, Nakivubo War Stadium board of trustees and Ham Kiggundu over illegal eviction; want shs450 million as compensation.
In a suit filed in the High Court dated March 24 2017, 120 traders contend that the eviction was illegally conducted without giving them sufficient notice which made them lose merchandise worth shs450 million.
The traders further allege that the shs200 million given to them by the developer Ham Kiggundu was ‘pocketed’ by their leaders.
Last month, hundreds of vendors were evicted from Nakivubo Park Yard market to enable redevelopment of Nakivubo Stadium; a move that was criticized by different factions within KCCA.
The traders were offered working space at Mr. Kiggundu’s shopping mall with three month grace period without pay — and some were offered ‘paid for’ stalls at USAFI market.