More than 500 residents of Hoima district, who were evicted from their ancestral land early this year, sued the Hoima Deputy Resident District Commissioner Micheal Kyakashari, the District Police Commander Patrick Bogere, and seven other people for unlawful eviction.
Ibrahim Ssemaganda, a concerned resident of Hoima City, has expressed the disillusionment felt by the public due to the lack of arrests in any of the robbery cases, which he says has eroded their trust in the police and other security agencies.
The affected families are occupying 100 acres of land in the villages of Kitonya and Kyamiransimbi in Buhanika sub-county, Hoima district. The land is also claimed by Hoima-based businessman Patrick Muhumuza.
While addressing the evictees at Rukola village in Kapapi sub-county, Nabakooba ordered them to return to their land, saying they were evicted unlawfully since there was no court order. She also noted that the families were evicted during night hours, which is contrary to the law.
The angry residents of Rwobunyonyi, Kirindasojo, and Kihohoro in Buraru sub-county lynched Frank Musabe and Sam Kakooza, both residents of Rwobunyonyi village on Monday evening accusing them of collaborating with Fred Mugamba, a tycoon in Hoima city who wants to grab their land.
Peter Banura, the Kikuube LCV Chairperson in an interview with URN explains that says soon a ministry of lands team will be in the district to sensitise leaders and residents on how the issuance of the titles will be conducted.
More than twenty elephants from Murchison falls national park strayed into Bugana, Kicoke, and Nganzi villages in Bugana sub-county on Wednesday night and destroyed several acres of cassava, maize, beans, sorghum, and banana plantations among others.
The affected families are from Kitoba, Kihweeza, Nyakafunjo, Kisonde, Kiryangobe, Bukwaara and Rwampanga. One Richard Juuko, a Hoima and Kampala resident, claims ownership of the land measuring approximately 100 hectares, and the residents, some of whom have occupied the same since 1930 are questioning his ownership.
Fred Talemwa, the LCIII Chairperson for Kyaterekera town council told Uganda Radio network in an interview on Thursday afternoon that residents of Muzizi cell in Kyaterekera town council saw the body floating on the river and alerted area leaders.