200 people in Mukono district are under threat of eviction from their homes. The
affected people occupy 50 acres at the border of Mukono Central Division in Mukono
Municipality and Nama sub-county in Mukono North County.
which is close to Mbalala industrial park, also hosts ‘Namu-Ruth High school’
that has about 350 students. However,
the family of the late Ssensiwo Kitooke is claiming ownership of the land, saying
the affected residents settled on it illegally.
family claims to have plans of developing the land, it hasn’t disclosed what
they want to do with the land. The late Kitooke’s widow, Mary Nalwadda says that
the family partitioned the land and unanimously agreed to develop it but is
challenged by the illegal settlers.
She says despite ordering the settlers
to present their introductory letters, they have remained silent.
"Naye ettaka silyangu...
Byamukama, one of the residents says they are waiting for a court order as
opposed to threats from the family, whose members even signed their land purchase
agreements. He explains that they have been receiving eviction threats since last
year but they have sufficient evidence to prove ownership of the land they
//Cue in: "Ba surveyor abaali...
Muyonga, the Kigombya Village Local Council-LC I Chairperson, says the senior
family members looked as junior member sold off the land.
"Most of the
residents are rightful settlers on the land given the processes they went
through to acquire it. They bought land from grandchildren of the family and
senior members coming out at this time would mean a double selling of land and
is equivalent fraud,” he said.