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Mbale Deputy Speaker Seeks to Evict Masaaba Parallel Cultural Leader From City Land

In his letter addressed to the Mbale City Clerk David Kyansanku, Magambo said that Mudoma who claims to be the Umukuka of ba Masaaba illegally and fraudulently acquired or possessed council building which was formerly of Bungokho-Mutoto sub county. “This illegal and fraudulent acquisition, possession and occupation follow various unsuccessful attempts to displace another faction of Amram Wagabyalire which also stays in another council property of Mbale City Council in Maluku DA grounds” the letter reads in part.
Copy of Magambo's letter


The Mbale City Deputy Speaker, Abdallah Magambo has petitioned the City Clerk seeking to evict the parallel leader of Masaaba cultural institution Jude Mike Mudoma from the former Bungokho-Mutoto sub county headquarters. 

On Tuesday, Mudoma occupied the offices with claims that they have transferred the cultural institution’s headquarters from Maluku DA in Mbale City to officially prepare for the circumcision year.  

In a press release issued on November 9th, 2021, Mudoma and his team said that they have taken up the land in Mutoto to secure the cultural grounds which have been desolate and turned into a garden for tomatoes.

Mudoma also made it clear that they are protecting the Bugisu cultural heritage, artifacts and other cultural regalia. He said the Mutoto is the only official land of the Inzu Ya Masaba which must be maximally secured.  

Stephen Masiga, the spokesperson who signed the press release noted that taking over the land will kick start its development using the funds that they intend to get from government and other well-wishers and that the architectural plans for the tourism site and the palace are already being designed.  

However, Magambo who is also the councilor representing Northern City Division East wants Mudoma to leave the offices for allegedly fraudulently taking them over without going through the right procedures.    

In his letter addressed to the Mbale City Clerk David Kyansanku, Magambo said that Mudoma who claims to be the Umukuka of ba Masaaba illegally and fraudulently acquired or possessed council building which was formerly of Bungokho-Mutoto sub county.  

“This illegal and fraudulent acquisition, possession and occupation follow various unsuccessful attempts to displace another faction of Amram Wagabyalire which also stays in another council property of Mbale City Council in Maluku DA grounds” the letter reads in part.   

He notes that none of the two factions has been gazetted by government which makes their actions suspicious adding that taking over these properties is usurping the powers of the council which has the mandate to plan for the city and the people therein and that the process is fictitious, rebellious in nature derogatory to the powers of the leadership of the City council.  

Magambo now wants the City clerk to reclaim the property which has been occupied by Mudoma and his team and also stop any activities that are taking place on the property like painting the buildings.    

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