OVER 2000 FACE EVICTION IN MUBENDE

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Benard Kakuru Byemera Jooks across to two distant hills a mile away with a frown on his face, Cleary disturbed by proceedings around him. The 66 year old Byemere and more 2,000 others are on the verge of being evicted from the land they have lived on for about 27 years.

Kakulu byemera narrates his ordeal from a community market in Kiwolw village, Butoloogo Sub County, Mubende district, an area with horrifying tales of land grabbing.

“I have been here since 1989 when government resettled us from Kakopo in Kiboga. The then resident district commissioner (RDC), Zeridah Rwabusagala ordered the then gombolola chief to give us this land. And we were told it was public land. We have been here until this date,” he said.

In 2003, however, Samwiri Bivanju, who locals say was unknown in the area before, came, claimed ownership of the land and asked…

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