The committee chairperson, William Korotyo says that, before their fact-finding trip in Jinja City, they had received reports of squatters who have constructed permanent houses within the rail line and its’ surrounding reserves.
The deceased's neighbor, Betty Kafuko says that she only noticed Nabirye lying helpless on the ground. "I was cooking outside my room when i noticed Nabirye lying on the ground and a cloud of smoke hovering over the wires," she says.
The said land, covers six plots, measuring about four acres along Kisinja road and Nile crescent. It was host to the Ministry of Works employees in the '90s. But the employees continued occupying the said land even after losing their jobs in early 2000'.
Robert Mbaziira, the Senior Land Management Officer Mukono District, points out that with the creating of MZOs most of their roles have been duplicated, adding that workers in district offices literally do despite the fact that they are paid.
Enock Ariga Marindi, another resident notes that the entire compensation process is shrouded in mystery, saying the ministry has deliberately hidden information from them. He says only a few have been compensated but no one can tell the criteria used to decide who receives the money.
David Nkojjo, the Chairperson St Jude- Bbanda School Management Committee observes that due to development priorities competing for land in Wakiso district, many schools have lost their land to grabbers while others find a hard time when the foundation bodies reclaim part of the land leaving them with tiny potions.
Joseph Kawulula, a traditionalist from Namayingo district, says the contested land belongs to the spirits. He asks kingdom officials to support their efforts to construct a shrine rather than block their request.
The order which was issued on Friday by the Jinja High Court deputy registrar, Fred Waninda. It followed an application that was filed by Musenze, after the former Minister of Lands Betty Amongi criticised the manner in which he was elected.