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.