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WhatsApp group admin sued for ejecting member without consent; Court orders return to group

In a recent court case in Kampala, an Acting Senior Grade One Magistrate at Makindye Magistrate’s Court, Igga Adiru, has issued an order t...

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In a recent court case in Kampala, an Acting Senior Grade One Magistrate at Makindye.

Magistrate’s Court, Igga Adiru, has issued an order to reinstate a member who was reportedly.

ejected without his consent from the popular WhatsApp group “BUYANJA ROOTS.



The court ruling directed the group administrator, Allan Asinguza, to add back Herbert.

Baitwababo as a member of the WhatsApp group.



The order also included a permanent injunction, prohibiting the respondent and his agents.

from infringing on the applicant’s right of association.



Mr Baitwababo’s application highlighted that the WhatsApp group was initially created by Mr.

Asinguza for people from Buyanja Sub-county, with the purpose of social contributions towards charity works,.

condolences, and support for calamity victims.



The group members decided to form an association, requiring a subscription fee of.

Shs30,000, which Mr Baitwababo duly paid to become a registered member.



All communication and matters related to the association were conducted through the WhatsApp.

group.



However, on May 16, 2023, Mr Baitwababo sent a letter to Mr Asinguza,.

requesting documentation regarding the group’s management, an audit report, and accountability for the collected funds.

since its formation in 2017.



In response to the letter, Mr Asinguza ejected Mr Baitwababo from the WhatsApp.

group on May 17, disregarding his right to association and causing unjust enrichment.



Seeking protection and justice, Mr Baitwababo asked the court to order Mr Asinguza.

to reinstate him in the group permanently and to prevent further ejections.



The court ruling aims to rectify the unjust actions taken against Mr Baitwababo,.

ensuring his right to association is respected and safeguarded.

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