More than 200 people are homeless after they were evicted in Nkingo village, Busiriba Sub County, Kamwenge district.
On Thursday night, unknown people accompanied by police officers from Fort Portal razed down houses, cut banana plantations and forcefully fenced off the land measuring 20 acres.
The evicted residents have been occupying the land since 1990 .They argue that they bought part of the land from late Samuel Kasigazi.
In 2013, the residents received a notice from Fort Portal High Court directing them to vacate the disputed land. According to the notice, the land belonged to Charles Kisembo, a son to Patrick Bakamwe and grandson of Samuel Kasigazi.
Gerald Asiimwe, a resident of Nkingo village, says that each time they go to Fort Portal High Court for hearing of the case, the complainants do not appear.
//Cue in: We are so worried....
Cue Out: They came destroying houses,"//
Abdul Majiid, the LC1 Chairperson Nkinga Village wants the district leaders to intervene in the matter.
//Cue In: I know about this land....
Cue Out: We ask government to help us,"//
Efforts to get a comment from Lydia Tumushabe the Rwenzori region police spokesperson were futile.
Elijah Biryabarema, the Kamwenge District Resident Commissioner, says that his office will investigate the matter.