Brian Mukiibi, a grandson of the late Sekimaka, stated that Nankanja emerged with letters of administration which she used to sell several pieces of land, including those with genuine land titles. Mukiibi added that their efforts to block Nankanja from selling their land had been hindered because she had compromised security institutions in the district.
Kibirango says that some landlords drag tenants to the Police on charges of criminal trespass so as to intimidate them to vacate their newly acquired land despite the fact that they have occupied it for years. Kibirango adds that other landlords hire people who cut the crops of tenants to force them off the land.
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Erastus Kibirango, the LC 5 Chairperson of Luwero District, and Resident District Commissioner, Richard Bwabye, have since condemned the actions of Muwonge. Bwabye says that Muwonge should answer for his actions and serve as a lesson to all landlords who intend to forcefully evict tenants.
Sperito Kiroli, the LC III Chairperson of the Zirobwe sub-county says that apart from local leaders, the Police have repeatedly slapped charges of criminal trespass against tenants on disputed land even when these are found to have lived there for decades.
Nakate explains that she bought a plot of land at Shillings 4.3 million in 2012 in Nakazzi village from Grace Nambakire. She, however, says that in 2021 another person emerged and also bought the same land prompting her to protest the decision.
The affected family belongs to Stephen Mugambwa, a resident of Kimegeredde cell in Semuto town council, Nakaseke district. Mugambwa, a veteran in the 1981-1986 war is embroiled in a land wrangle with Sula Serunjogi, a former Resident District Commissioner and prominent National Resistance Movement Mobiliser.
Last week, City Hall Magistrate her Worship Beatrice Khainza acquitted all the five suspects; Stella Kalungi Dindi, Richard Kamugisha, David Kironde, Yazidi Kabonge Wamala and Nasser Kibirige noting that the evidence produced against them was shallow.
The lawyers Humphrey Tumwesigye and Simon Peter Musangala from Musangala Advocates & Solicitors said they were taken by surprise and accused the State Attorney of smuggling in new evidence to pin the accused.