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Grace Bororoza, the leader of the evicted Balalo pastoralists says that they have no plans to withdraw their case challenging their eviction by government.
Bororoza says that they will pursue the case until government compensates them for the damages they suffered during their eviction from Buliisa.
Last week, Edward Tumwesigye, one of the patrolists told journalists that they were planning to withdrawal their case from court after president Yoweri Museveni promised to resettle them in Kiruhura.
Tumwesigye also alleged that Bororoza had been sacked and replaced by Steven Mugisha, as chairperson of the pastoralists.
But Fred Mukasa Rugarambi, lawyer for the pastoralists says that their case in court is still on saying that no one has the authority to withdraw the case apart from Bororoza and the two other lead complainants.
Mukasa admits have talked to Tumwesigye and a group of others pastoralists who expressed their intention of withdrawing from the case.
He however says that he gave them green light to sign a list that their names are deleted from the list of complainant but that does not kill the case since they are not the lead complainants.
Mukasa says that his client Grace Bororoza and others still have interest in the case as the lead complainants saying there is no way the case can be withdrawn without their consent.
He says hearing of the case is set for February 17 at Masindi High court.
Bororoza insists she is still the Buliisa pastoralists' chairperson because she was legally elected by over 600 pastoralist families and sees no way how those she describes as self seekers can sack her.
She explains that her decision to go to court does not mean she is rebelling against government but is aimed at forcing government to compensate them for the injustices faced during the eviction.
She explains that their animals died in the wilderness, the pastoralists left their permanent houses and that their children have now left school because they have no money to pay for them school fees.
The pastoralists were forcefully evicted from Buguungu communal lands of Waichoke, Waiga, Bugana, Kataleba and Kibati in Buliisa district by government in December last year.
It came after a Supreme Court ruling that declared illegal the settlement of the pastoralists on the communal land.
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