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Niwampeire says that she sought help from local leaders but Ndyamuba was uncooperative. She says the situation went out of control last week when Ndyamuba attempted to hack her with a machete prompting her to report to Kampezi police post for help in vain since the suspect tried to attack them with a machete on Sunday.
09 Oct 2019 12:28
Agatha Niwampeire, showing one of the disputed piece of land

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John Bosco Ndyamuba, a Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF deserter is in trouble for allegedly terrorizing his family members over land. 

Ndyamuba, a resident of Nyakambu village in Rwenangye Parish, Kamwezi Sub County in Rukiga district is in custody at Rukiga Police Station for attempting to cut his 49 year old sister-in-law identified as Agatha Niwampeire.

According to Niwampeire, Ndyamuba returned home in 2017 for leave shortly after returning from Somalia where he serve under the African Union Mission in Somalia-AMISOM and didn’t leave. 

She says a few months later, Ndyamuba ordered her to vacate one-acre piece of land, which her father-in-law the late Vincent Rukikeire and her late mother –in-law Federensi Kamazooba bequeathed to her.  

Niwampeire says that she sought help from local leaders but Ndyamuba was uncooperative. 

She says the situation went out of control last week when Ndyamuba attempted to hack her with a machete prompting her to report to Kampezi police post for help in vain since the suspect tried to attack them with a machete on Sunday.  

Ndyamuba was picked up by operatives from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI at the Uganda-Rwanda border in Rwamatunguru in Kamwezi and relocated to Rukiga police station where he is currently being detained.

Vernacular Audio

//Cue in: “Ogwomusheija ogwe muramu…   

 

Cue out: …kugyira oturo.”//

Niwampeire wants top UPDF officials to intervene and investigate Ndyamuba and if possible take him back to the forces. She says the late Rukikeire and Kamazooba distributed their property to their children including Ndyamuba before they died one and half years ago           

Vernacular Audio 

//Cue in: “Akaruga omumahe yeija…  

Cue out: …nyowe nimbura,”//  

Mable Karibara, a crime preventer in Nyakambu village, says Nydamuba has been a problem to the family members for some time.

He says the suspect has been moving around with a machete or stick, which he would use to threaten his family members and other people on the village.

  //Cue in: “Akatemagura negaari…

Cue out: …ekibonerezo ekimuramuhereze.”//

 

Bonny Tugumisirize, a relative to Ndyamuba says they tried to counsel Ndyamuba to behave like a professional solider but he instead turned more violent. 

Tugumisirize says UPDF should intervene and force Ndyamuba back to his job and reprimand him for threatening to shade Niwampeire’s blood.  

//Cue in: “Ati ka Agatha…

Cue out: …ni mumahe.”//

Juliet Baguma, the Officer-In-Charge of Criminal investigations Department at Rukiga Police Station Ndyamuba’s detention but declined to divulge details, saying the army is handling the matter.

The officers blocked our reporter to speak to Ndyamuba fearing that he might run away. 

Major Charles Kabona, the UPDF Second Division Spokesperson told our reporter on phone that he is not yet aware of the matter but promised to follow it up.

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