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LCI Chairperson in Mukono On The Run for Cutting Down Garden of 77-Year-Old Widow

Kabombo and the team cut Kizza’s banana, coffee, cassava, fruits and sweet plantains on plots of land close to 2 acres last week intending to evict her.
Part of the cut banana plantation.

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The LCI Chairperson for Nyenje Village, Goma Division in Mukono Municipality Edward Kabombo and 15 others are on the run for allegedly slashing food crops belonging to Judith Kizza, a 77-year-old widow.

Kabombo and the team cut Kizza’s banana, coffee, cassava, fruits and sweet plantains on plots of land close to 2 acres intending to evict her.

Mukono Divisional Acting Police Commander Ismael Kifude says that the other group on the run includes the family of the late Byekola Muwonge, a brother to late Samuel Wamala, Kizza’s husband and Ronald Bizibu.

Richard Bwabye, the Deputy RDC says that he has directed the police to investigate all the illegal activities on the land and make arrests of the suspects in connection with crimes committed.

//Cue in: “Abakoze obumenyi bwa…

Cue out: …kugaba kibanja”//

According to Bwabye, his office held a meeting with some of the family members of the late Byekola, who claimed that the old woman was illegally settling on the land.   

“The people knew that the old woman had no title on land, so they thought they could evict her and sell off the land. However, our office was able to establish that she genuinely got the land from her late husband Samuel Wamala.” Bwabye says. 

Kizza says that she is scared of staying at home alone fearing for her life when the suspects are on the run.

  //Cue in: “Sikyebaka sikyalya…

Cue out: …yona babata”//

Derrick Bukenya, a resident condemned the actions of the Chairperson. He says the old woman is known by the community as a peace-loving person, who has lived on the land for many years.

 

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