The angry residents of Rwobunyonyi, Kirindasojo, and Kihohoro in Buraru sub-county lynched Frank Musabe and Sam Kakooza, both residents of Rwobunyonyi village on Monday evening accusing them of collaborating with Fred Mugamba, a tycoon in Hoima city who wants to grab their land.
Some of the suspects that include both men and women have only been identified as Opar, Ofoi, Mita, Ogenrwoth, Aduba, Joyce, Jarieko and Uucha, all residents of Rwengabi village in Kabwoya sub county in Kikuube district. Others are yet to be identified
The conflict stems from an application to the Amuru District Land Board by the administrators of estates of late Yasoni Ojwang on 7 May 2021 for grant of freehold tenure of land measuring 1,353.7 hectares (5.2 square miles) in Langeta village, Pawel parish in Opara Sub-County.
The Basongora Cultural Head Ndahura II Kashagama is accusing the deputy RDC Joshua Masereka of withholding assistance to the community when they presented concerns of an impending attack from the Bakonzo in July.
Three homes owned by people from Terego were partially destroyed and the occupants chased away by a group from Rigbo Sub County who invaded the area on Thursday claiming its part of Madi Okollo district area.
Twinomujuni was rushed to St. Luke’s clinic in Burora Sub County where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Rubanga told URN that Kugonza was arrested and detained at Burora police post waiting for transfer to Kagadi Central police station.
Prominent businessman Paul Asaba, the proprietor of Asamu group of companies has applied for an injunction at Kasese High Court stopping the municipal council from carrying out any construction works on the disputed plot. he claims ownership of the land in question.
There is tension in Kashari County Mbarara district following a dispute between the local community and leaders of Redeemed of the Lord Evangelistic Church Kampala over ownership of three-hectare piece of land.