Commissioner Julius Twinomujuni, from Police Directorate of Forensic Sciences-DFS, had been sent to Lwengo district to pick blood samples from three people claiming to be relatives to Francis Ruhamyakaaka alias Nkaaka, who want to exhume the deceased's remains.
Three relatives of Francis Ruhamyakaaka, one of the those murdered at Nakateeta Village Kisekka sub-county in Lwengo district have formally complained to Lwengo Resident District Commissioner over their condolence fees that went into the wrong hands.
Kabaka Mutebi says that the suggested reforms will mess up the cultural values and interests of the Kingdom and the subjects whose heritage is hinged on land as one of the key principles of their existence. He indicates that mooting for reforms that specifically target a land tenure system which is largely espoused in Buganda amounts to outright injustice aimed at weakening the Kingdom.
Lwengo district, which was carved out of Masaka in 2010, has been in the limelight for the peculiar approaches used by the previous leaders in enforcing policies. The outgoing district chairman George Mutabazi is specifically known for flogging residents to meet their social responsibilities and assignments.
Lwengo, Sembabule, Kyotera, and Rakai districts are part of the ten districts through which the proposed pipeline will pass to connect the oil wells in the Albertine region of Uganda towards the refinery at Tanzania’s port of Tanga. At least 1,901 people out of a total of 3,792 persons who will be affected in the route opening, are residents within the four districts of greater Masaka, in which the East pipeline was demarcated to pass.
According to Godfrey Mutemba, the Lwengo District Natural Resources Officer, their departments don’t have a vote within the EACOP budget and are as such, incapable of following up on environment-related concerns that were indicated in the Environment Impact Assessment report.
Abdul Matovu went into hiding today due to pressure from his creditors. The police detectives were planning to arrest him following a pile of complaints from more than 20 people but he sneaked from his home before they arrived.
According to Sarah Nalugooti and her husband John Baptist Musoke, the caretakers of the 2-acre graveyard land, they have lost three people since 2019 but since the compensation is delayed, they have no money to buy another piece of land to relocate the remains of the deceased.