BY KIMAZI EXPERITO E MUBENDEONE OF THE HOUSES THAT WAS BURNT DOWN.JPGMukandayiro Demitirewo standing at her burnt house.JPGSekitende joseph expalining how his house was burnt down.JPG

15 people have injured and 28 destroyed during a fire outbreak in
Nalutuntu Sub County.

This incident occurred at Bukoba village in Nalutuntu sub county in
Mubende district.

Mukandayiro Demitirewo , Kalweremera Nicholas and Namakula Annet some
of the survivors during the fire out break explained that; “at around
2:00 am we had strange people talking outside our houses and when we
went out to ascertain who they are, they began firing gun shots after
which our houses were set ablaze.”

Mukandayiro the wife to chairman bukoba lc1 added that ;”three men
forcefully entered my house pulled out my husband out of bed while
others were pouring petrol on our house after which they set the house
ablaze , he got burnt as he tried to rescue our 6 six children from
perishing in this inferno.”

Sekitende joseph one suriviours added that; all our clothes, food,
blankets mattress perished in the fire.

Those rushed in the hospital include byakatonda alozious chairman lc 1
bukoba village  Munkulukiye Andrew , Mukankuluzi James , Kyalugamba ,
Asimwe, Mugyenyi and others have been rushed to Mityana hospital where
they are receiving treatment.

These land conflicts started far back since 2006 where over 1000
people were evicted from 5 square miles and the land was offered to an
asian investor identified as Alam Abid who was supposed to grow sugar
cane that raised conflict between the residents and an Asian investor
Alam Abid but during 2015 year’s election campaign the former vice
chairperson Gilbert Bukenya asked the evicts to return to their land
that was offered to the veterans and their children

Ochomu Nobert Wamala region spokes person explained that;” police has
embarked on the investigations to ascertain the people who were
involved in this activity. We are not sure whether the army that was
involved in burning and beating up the residents in this area but we
are to look into this matter.”

Semwo Nsubuga Kasanda South the member of parliament explained
that;”its true this land was offered by the president to the veterans
and their children during the 2015 election campaign  but it’s a pity
that the people are being treated in this manner , police should come
out to protect the lives of the residents.”


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