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Six Arrested For Illegally Settling in Muhokya IDP Camp

The Kasese Resident District Commission Lt. Joe Walusimbi says the evaluation exercise also established that more than 100 people are unknown to the camp leadership.

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Six people have been arrested in Kasese District for illegally settling in Muhokya internally displaced- IDP camp.

In May last year floods displaced up to 10,000 people when major rivers including Nyamwamba and Mubuku burst their banks washing away gardens, homes, and key infrastructure across the district. In December last year, the district together with the Office of the Prime minister (OPM) temporarily resettled more than 150 households in Muhokya Sub-county land.  

However, in April, the camp leadership raised concerns after the number had grown to over 280 households.

The Kasese Resident District Commission Lt. Joe Walusimbi says the six who are currently detained at Kasese Central police station will be interrogated and disciplined.

He says the evaluation exercise also established that more than 100 people are unknown to the camp leadership.

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Walusimbi says such persons are a security threat to the camp adding that they also distort government and district relief planning.  He wants the group to vacate the camp.

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Aisha Namubiru says she lost out on relief aid attributing it to the high numbers of illegal IDPs.

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Sulaina Nabasa one of those asked to leave the camp said she was surprised not to be on the list of affected persons yet her house was washed away. She also demands the district disaster committee reviews the list of the affected persons.

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