MPIGI RDC SPOTTED IN LAND GRABBING IN MUBENDE.

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MPIGI RDC SPOTTED IN LAND GRABBING IN MUBENDE

Close to 350 families in Kambuye in Mubende municipality facing eviction have pleaded to local authorities to investigate the purported land owners of their land before being rendered homeless.

The embattled land has two claimants Kayiwa Emmanuel and Kawesi George at Plot 13 and 22 whose totals indicate that Kayiwa Emanuel is the rightful owner and Ssemivubo Joseph is on plot 28.

They pin the Mpigi Resident district Commissioner Hajj Swaibu Waggwa Lubega of aiding this eviction alleging that the police officers guarding Kawesi George because they are not attached to Mubende Central Police Station.

During a crisis meeting, residents decried the tension which they are living today with no economic activity taking place after Kawesi George coming up to claim this land which for long locals have been paying rental fees”Obusuulu” to the land lords.

Led by the Kambuye LC Chairperson Lutaaya Fred said that the land has for long been guarded by private security guards deployed by Mr Kayiwa Emanuel but since Kawesa George got to this place tension risen which is forcing residents to drop farming the only economic activity in the area, expecting an eviction any time.”We have for long paid our Busuulu to Kayiwa but last year 2017 Kawesa George came to this place with help of police and started issuing warnings them that he owns this land but the title he is fronting has different plots and block numbers which we can relay on to confirm this claim. We request our leaders during this meeting to help us locate the rightful owner of this land because many of us are bibanja holders and we don’t intend to leave this land”.

Lutaaya Fred said. The Mubende Resident District Commissioner Princes Evelyn Tinkamalirwe Amooti who attended by Kawesi George purporting to be the owner; convened a crisis meeting with other district leaders cautioned these land lords against illegal evictions and use of government uniformed officials because the land laws are clear in case of any eviction.

It has been resolved to summon Mpigi Resident District Commissioner Hajj Swaibu Waggwa Lubega to appear and respond to these accusations, which left many residents at stranded of their fate.

Others in attendance was the Mubende municipal MP Hon Ssemmuli Anthony, Mubende DPC Martine Okoyo and other local leaders.

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Kibaale Residents Protest over Alleged Land Grabbing .

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Kibaale Residents Protest over Alleged Land Grabbing

 

Residents of Makukuru B village that neighbors Kanaga central forest reserve in Nyamarunda sub county Kibaale District have today staged a peaceful demonstration protesting against the unknown people that are purportedly occupying their land whom they suspect to have liaised with National Forest Authority.

Charged residents neighboring Kanaga Central forest reserve say the people whom they suspect to have been leased the land by NFA have invaded their gardens and houses stressing that district leaders must intervene for their rescue before fierce fighting breaks out.

 

Some of the locals implicate the Woman member of parliament Kagadi district Jennifer Mbabazi to have brought her workers to occupy their land which they claim ownership.

They note with concern that officials from National Forest Authority have remained adamant to demarcate the forest boundaries that would separate resident’s land from the forest reserve.

When contacted by MJA, the sector Manager National Forest Authority Kibaale district Boaz Basigirenda assures residents that as NFA they have not yet evicted any persons and boundary demarcation is to commence within two weeks from now.

He adds that people should stay calm though cautions those causing unnecessary violence noting that Jennifer Mbabazi is one of the individuals who have offers in the ongoing forest restoration exercise.

 

The Woman MP Kagadi Jenifer Mbabazi could not be reached for a comment.

The Land Probe Issues Criminal Summons to Mubende Resident District Commissioner.

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Allan Talemwa, the victim of the shooting lying down after being injured by the security guards

The Land Probe Issues Criminal Summons to Mubende Resident District Commissioner

The land Probe Commission has issued Criminal Summons to Mubende Resident District Commissioner and District Police Commander in respect to yesterdays shooting between security guards of Businessman Abid Alarm and residents of Bukoba Village Nalutuntu Sub County in Mubende District.

Information gathered by the Commission indicates that Kizza Edward of Focus Security Uganda shot a resident one Allan Talemwa in the buttocks over disputed Land on which Alarm is said to be planting Sugar Cane.

It’s alleged that the said Security Guard has since been granted police bond and the residents are accusing police of conniving with Abid Alarm to have him   released.

Now Commission Chair Justice Catherine Bamugemereire also wants the RDC and DPC to appear before her on Wednesday 27th this Week and explain what is exactly going on.

Alam is under investigation for possible prosecution for murder, assault, grievous harm, inciting violence, disobedience of lawful orders and destruction of property among others relating to violent evictions in Mubende.

It is said that the Land Probe Commission received complaints from families of former World War II servicemen of forceful eviction from a piece of land measuring 12 miles in Bukoba, Mubende District by  Alam’s agents since 2006.

An inmate at Kyabisenge Prison in Kakumiro District is in critical condition.

IMG-20180430-WA0021An inmate at Kyabisenge Prison in Kakumiro District is in critical condition after reportedly being tortured by prisons officials.
Aloysius Waswa was arrested in Kisiita Sub County on the 8th of this month for stealing a pig.
He was taken to court and charged with animal theft before being remanded to Kyabisenge prison where he was reportedly tortured by officials.
Today we found him on the bed at Kakumiro Health Center 4 where he was admitted with life threatening wounds. He also had a bullet wound which warders say he sustained when he attempted to escape from their custody.
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Zachariah Sekyanzi, the father to Aloysius Waswa  reveals that he was called to come to rescue of his son after reports emerged that he was about to die after being tortured by the OC of the Prison Baker Ferdinand.
The inmate who was today transferred to Mubende regional Referral Hospital for specialized treatment says he attempted to escape because of the prison warders who have been torturing him since he was admitted to the facility.
Meanwhile, when contacted, the OC Kyabisenge prison  Baker Fardinand he denied shooting at the suspect and allegations of torture but  admitted  that the suspects was beaten after he tried to escape from warders in the prison farm.
Audio clip…. OC prison Baker Fedinard

Inmates convening in the compound of Kaweeri prison, Mubende district

 

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Inmates convening in the compound of Kaweeri prison, Mubende district

Lack of transport facilities to take prisoners to court, overcrowding and old structures that are long overdue for replacement worry officials at Kaweeri prison.

Bukenya John, The Mubende district prisons commander stressed that;” we are lacking transport facilities to take prisoners to court and referrals to Mulago and Murchison bay which becomes a threat to us that at any time prisoners might escape.”

Bukenya added that; lack of transport facilities is currently our biggest challenge at Kaweeri prisons.

We house several inmates that travel to court on a daily basis on foot for quite a long distance yet many of these are high core criminals which creates a risk for these in mates to escape any time.”

“Kaweeri prison being a regional referral is also challenged by the inmates who are brought in from other prisons around Mubende district for treatment which becomes hard to transport them for treatment especially when they are referred to Murchison’s bay and Mulago to acquire the treatment they deserve.” Bukenya added.

Bukenya expressed; “We therefore appeal to government to avail us with a vehicle to be placed here at Kaweeri for better movement of the inmates to court and hospitals so that we reduce on the risk of in mates who might turning against the prisons officers and beat them and also escaping from justice.”

Bukenya stressed out the old structures that are long due over for replacement.

Most of the structures at Kaweeri prison have become too old which has put the lives of the in mates at risk.

Most of the structures were constructed as early as 1937 and since them they have not been renovated.

Some of the cells especially the female section are leaking which makes the environment for the inmates unbearable.

In the same development Bukenya John Mubende district prisons commander expressed that Kaweeri prison is also faced with a problem of over congestion.

“We have nowhere to dispose off these inmates because most of them are remands.

Out of 274 in mates, I have 24 male convicts and 11 female convicts while the rest are remands.” He said. Bukenya added that; “Upon construction this prison was supposed to accommodate 100 in mates only but the number is shooting up each day.

We are currently housing 270 inmates which makes the environment uncomfortable for inmates to an extent of sleeping in shifts.“There is need to set up new structures at Kaweeri prisons so that the section of female inmates can live separately from the male unit in a more conducive environment.” Bukenya stressed.

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Inmates convening in the compound of Kaweeri prison, Mubende district.

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Inmates convening in the compound of Kaweeri prison, Mubende district

Lack of transport facilities to take prisoners to court, overcrowding and old structures that are long overdue for replacement worry officials at Kaweeri prison.

Bukenya John, The Mubende district prisons commander stressed that;” we are lacking transport facilities to take prisoners to court and referrals to Mulago and Murchison bay which becomes a threat to us that at any time prisoners might escape.”

Bukenya added that; lack of transport facilities is currently our biggest challenge at Kaweeri prisons.

We house several inmates that travel to court on a daily basis on foot for quite a long distance yet many of these are high core criminals which creates a risk for these in mates to escape any time.”

“Kaweeri prison being a regional referral is also challenged by the inmates who are brought in from other prisons around Mubende district for treatment which becomes hard to transport them for treatment especially when they are referred to Murchison’s bay and Mulago to acquire the treatment they deserve.” Bukenya added.

Bukenya expressed; “We therefore appeal to government to avail us with a vehicle to be placed here at Kaweeri for better movement of the inmates to court and hospitals so that we reduce on the risk of in mates who might turning against the prisons officers and beat them and also escaping from justice.”

Bukenya stressed out the old structures that are long due over for replacement.

Most of the structures at Kaweeri prison have become too old which has put the lives of the in mates at risk.

Most of the structures were constructed as early as 1937 and since them they have not been renovated.

Some of the cells especially the female section are leaking which makes the environment for the inmates unbearable.

In the same development Bukenya John Mubende district prisons commander expressed that Kaweeri prison is also faced with a problem of over congestion.

“We have nowhere to dispose off these inmates because most of them are remands.

Out of 274 in mates, I have 24 male convicts and 11 female convicts while the rest are remands.” He said. Bukenya added that; “Upon construction this prison was supposed to accommodate 100 in mates only but the number is shooting up each day.

We are currently housing 270 inmates which makes the environment uncomfortable for inmates to an extent of sleeping in shifts.“There is need to set up new structures at Kaweeri prisons so that the section of female inmates can live separately from the male unit in a more conducive environment.” Bukenya stressed.

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THE ELECTORATE IN BUWEKULA COUNTY MUBENDE DISTRICT HAVE RESOLVED TO PETITION THEIR MP.

 

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Buwekula County Rtd Major Joseph Kakooza Smart whose under pressure from his electorate.

The Electorate in Buwekula County Mubende district have resolved to petition their MP Rtd Major Joseph Kakooza Smart demanding an explanation from him on how he came to support the amendment of the constitution last week, yet they had reject it in all meetings that were held in the constituency.

Rtd Maj Joseph Kakooza was among the 370 MPs who supported the amendment of article 102(B) which deleted the presidential age limit in the 1995 Constitution, and also supported the extension of the Mps term of office from five to seven years starting with this 10th parliament.

The voters mostly from Kitenga Sub County, the biggest of the four sub counties in Buwekula attributed this to being greedy of economic gains, because none of the consultative meeting in Kitenga came up with support of amending this clause saying their MP betrayed them by misrepresenting the facts.

Member of Parliament from Mubende district all were in support of the bill with the exception of Hon Patrick Nsamba of Kassanda North, Hon Anthony Ssemmuli of Mubende Municipality and Hon Mbwatekamwa Louis Gaffa of Kasambya County who are expected to appear for the NRM Party disciplinary organ for disciplinary measures.

Speaking to the district Publicity Secretary Ssemango Stephen Kasozi, said that Mps had the right to stand by the majority Ugandans who were in centrally to the amendments and he says the party’s decision to call the Mps to disciplinary action is invalid, since the party does not own their decision on issues of national importance.