The four Annette Natukunda, Irene Akiteng, Immaculate Ayebazibwe and Elly Ampurire were arrested on March 12, 2019, when the commission invaded Prime Housing Estates offices in Masooli, Wakiso District. The company is owned and managed by Ruta Ngambwa, a businessman, who has been cited in several cases of land grabbing.
The Widow, Grace Birabwa Namutebi Isharaza, told the commission today that Kekimuli took over a family ranch which she and her husband purchased in 1982, in kemiyoga, Kashari. She says the family had used the land to keep cattle, grow food and plant a forest.
Appearing before the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters on Wednesday Kasasa says that in 1996, a military detach was set up on his land in Mutungo. He says that he ignored their presence hoping that they would vacate.
Wasajja said that the family has not asked for any compensation but should be compensated for the private property damaged. He explained that Sir Edward Mutesa 1, the Kabaka then, lost a lot of property and cited Roll-Royce motor vehicles among other personal property.
Bamugemereire ironically ask Ojera if he agrees that there was something fishy about the entire process through which the land was plotted. Ojera who seemed to insist that the process was done properly blamed irregularities on the existence of residue.
In a press release issued today, Katureebe raised concern with the mode used by the Commission to communicate matters concerning the judiciary with the Chief Justice saying that the Commission findings would have been communicated through an Interim Report to the President, and not a press release.
Banobas testimony contradicted evidence on a 41 minute video footage presented to the Commission by Umar Ssebuyungo, an Operations Officer in the Uganda Peoples Defense Reserve Force showing men destroying peoples houses and plantations.
Nayebare was accused together with senior security officers for allegedly assaulting, raping and destroying property while evicting members of the society from 980-acre resettlement land in Gomba district.
The summons follows a petition filed by a Canadian-Asian family led by Nazim Moosa claiming ownership of the 366.2 acres of land at Temangalo. Nazim says the land registered as Temangalo Tea Estate Limited was owned by his parents Mohammed Hassnali Moosa who died in 1997 and Sherbanu Hassnali Moosa.