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ESTHER MWAMI’S CASE (MISCELLANEOUS CAUSE NO.01 OF 2021)

In August of 2021, Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT) instituted a case on behalf of Esther Mwami and her two minor children against the elder children of her late husband using the Human Rights (Enforcement) Act of 2019 in the Chief Magistrate’s Court of Kamuli at Buyende.

The brief facts of the case are that through CEFROHT’s community outreaches in Buyende District on the use of the Human Rights (Enforcement) Act of 2019 to frame and claim adequate living right, CEFROHT came across Esther Mwami aged 48 years whose right to own property, food, housing and an adequate living and that of her children were violated when, upon the death of Esther Mwami’s husband, the elder children of her deceased husband chased her and her children out of her matrimonial home leaving them homeless and with no source of livelihood. The elder children of Esther Mwami’s deceased husband went ahead and distributed the property of the deceased without obtaining letters of Administration.

CEFROHT, using the Human Rights (Enforcement) Act, 2019, drafted and filed the application in the Chief Magistrate’s Court of Kamuli at Buyende against the elder Children of Esther Mwami’s husband for violation of the aforementioned human rights of Esther Mwami and her minor children.

The case came up for hearing, Esther Mwami was cross examined, written submissions were drafted and filed in court and we now await court’s ruling on the matter.