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Wakiso, Entebbe RDCs Fued over Kasanje Land Dispute

The eleven-acre piece of land is situated along Mabamba road in Kasanje Sub County, Wakiso District.
A police officer inspecting the contested piece of land

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Wakiso Resident District Commissioner Rose Kirabira and the Entebbe Deputy RDC Noor Njuki have clashed over a land wrangle involving city tycoon Godfrey Kirumira and Engineer Moses Angol.

The eleven-acre piece of land is situated along Mabamba road in Kasanje Sub County, Wakiso District.

The land which was first sold to Godfrey Kirumira by Julius Bitature in 1997, but a businessman in Entebbe Angol claimed the same piece of land with a different land title.

Uganda Radio Network has learnt that Kirabira sided with Kirumira while Njuki sided with Angol, all claiming to have bought the land from Julius Bitature, a resident of Kasanje town council.

It has been established that Bitature never sold land to Kirumira but obtained a title of the land as security to a loan obtained by Bitature.

In a new development, Kirumira, through Kirabira has written to the Ministry for presidency claiming to have offered a bribe to the Entebbe RDC of up to 50 million shillings to help him secure the piece of land, an allegation the Njuki denies.

Currently, the Wakiso RDC shuns calling Njuki in meetings with Kasanje residents over the land wrangle, despite Njuki being the custodian of the area.

“Maybe she wants to remain the deputy RDC in charge of Entebbe,” Njuki says. Kirabira, before coming the RDC for Wakiso held the position of deputy RDC for Entebbe for 5 years.

Last month, Ronald Kasule, one of the residents occupying the contested land indicated that the battle for ownership of the land has led to increased instability within the area. Kasule says security personnel are currently threatening people who live on the disputed land. 

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Kirabira the Wakiso RDC, when contacted indicated that Njuki has been accused on several counts and can no longer handle a matter that involves insecurity in Kasanje Sub County.

In March 2019, Moses Angol petitioned Entebbe Magistrates court requesting the Chief Magistrate Mary Babirye to halt all activities done by businessman Godfrey Kirumira on the same piece of land. He also wants court to determine the rightful owner of the eleven acres of land.       

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