Trouble started after Nandawula reportedly attempted to grab part of land and house bought by her late father Matovu for her mother Naku. According to the land documents seen by URN, Matovu bought the contested land in 1969 at Shillings 2225 and gave it to his wife.
There is a fierce dispute between Josephine
Naku, the widow of the late Henry Matovu and her daughter, Margaret Nandawula
over the land in Nabukalu zone in Kawempe division in Kampala district
The contested land seats on plot 429 Nabukalu
zone. Trouble started after Nandawula attempted to grab part of land and house
bought her late father Matovu and was given to Naku.
According to the land documents seen by URN, Matovu
bought the contested land in 1969 at Shillings 2225 and gave it to his wife.
similarly distributed his land in Masaka among his thirteen children including
as Nandawula. Despite this, Naku says Nandawula, who is
46-year-old turned around and tried to evict her from the land she received from
After failing in her marriage, Naku reportedly advised Nandawula
to move in and stay with her. She evicted her in September last year to pave
way for renovation prompting Nandawula to file a complaint of malicious damage
at Kawempe police station vide SD56/ 19/9/19.
However, the matter wasn’t investigated to its
logical conclusion. Sources at Kawempe police station told URN that
Nandawula filed a case against her mother they advised her to put back the iron
sheets on the house and continue occupying the house until the matter is settled.
Henry Nkungu, the Nabukalu Zone LC I
Chairperson, says the land dispute has dragged on since 2019 because the warring
parties have failed to agree on the matter.
“This case has ever come to my office but I
advised that the family should sit and handle the issue,” he said. In January
this year, tension was high when Naku evicted Nandawula from the house and
demolished it on grounds that she was occupying a business house and yet
Kampala Capital City Authority had instructed the owner to renovate it to the
Nandawula ran back to Kawempe police station
where she accused her mother of malicious damage vide SD40/16/01/2020. She currently lives on the streets with her
Police speaks out
The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick
Onyango told URN that police is aware of the case and it arises from property
“Two parties claim ownership of the land but
according to the investigation done by police, the late Matovu had not divided
the property only that his legally married woman was in control of the land in
question. Police has not arrested anybody because they are investigating a land
matter involving the family”, he said.
He however, couldn’t tell when they expect to conclude
their investigations to end the dispute.