“After the war, ISO promised to give Mr Mugisa 8 million shillings to enable him rehabilitate himself. However, up to now, this poor man has not yet received anything and he is now a laughing stock before the Movement detractors,” reads Jacob Asiimwe’s letter
The Mayor also raises concern about the slow police response into Boda- boda attacks and thefts that have triggered fear among his electorate in Soroti Municipality. Omer claims that police only work for people who have money and power at the expense of the poor.
John Akongere, one of the affected people, says they are struggling to recover their land. He explains that in 2014, the army burnt their houses on grounds that they were housing rebels. He says that it was until a year later that NFA confirmed that it had evicted them from the contested land.